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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Book Review by Ravi Shet: Remember Me: You, Me and Dementia

Book That Will Find Place in Your Book Shelf

Sailesh Mishra’s Remember Me: You, Me and Dementia is an easy read for any of us. This book is highly recommended to those who are on the dementia journey with their loved one. Dementia awareness is very poor in India and people impacted find it really hard to get information on it. With this book, Sailesh Mishra has made a sincere effort to promote hope and assurance for managing dementia and its consequences.

The book is divided into a number of chapters and can therefore be used successfully as a self-help guide, in which key issues are easily addressed. The chapters have been written by various peoples who are involved in the work related to dementia care and awareness. It intends to boost understanding of dementia and also elaborates the methods to handle symptoms and behaviour issues. It is packed with real time incidents which gives more genuine emotional appeal to the readers. Chapter 24 (Carer – Looking After Yourself) by Lisa Gratrix is really well written piece and will serve as a good guide for caregivers involved in dementia care. Chapter 41 (In Remembrance of My Parents) penned down by Vanita Kumta takes you through the emotional journey of her life’s important part. Photo Story consisting of four pages adds more value to this book.

Kudos to Sailesh Mishra and his efforts to bring out this book, especially in our country where still there is a huge void with respect to the information and awareness on dementia. It is surely bound to inspire others to help and support people with dementia and also spread awareness about it.

Ravi Shet is the Co-founder of www.treatum.com , an online healthcare portal connecting patients with right doctors. His area of interest is writing articles and doing reviews on films and food.

Posted on 7th Jan 2018 

Buy the Book at Amazon : https://www.amazon.in/dp/9385221051

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

'Remember ME- You Me and Dementia' book launched by Silver Innings

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day 10th Oct 2017, Silver Innings has launched its first exclusive one of its kind comprehensive book in India titled ‘Remember Me – You Me and Dementia’, on the non-curable brain disorder Dementia.  The book is written and complied by Mr. Sailesh Mishra, Social Gerontologist and International Maser Practitioner in Dementia care and Founder of Silver Innings Group and A1Snehanjali assisted living elder care home.

The book was released at an event at Prabodhankar Thackeray Mini Auditorium, Borivali west, Mumbai by Chief Guest Adv. Abha Singh, Eminent Lawyer and Social and Women Right Activist and Former Director of Postal Services, Maharashtra and Goa; Guest of Honour Mr. Prakash N. Borgaonkar- Director Helpage India; Prof. Dr. Charles Pinto - Eminent Geriatric Psychiatrist and Mr. Vinodbhai V. Valia – Founder, Pushpa Ma Foundation and National Award for Lifetime Achievement.

The event was attend by over 200 people including Care Givers, Senior Citizens and Members of various Social Originations. The event included a Skit on Dementia by Navnita Parmar group, Senior Citizens Dance by Sneh Kala Kendra, Musical program by  Nuts & Frets and handbook on Elder Mental Health by Dr. Ravi Samuel was distributed to all.

Prof. S Siva Raju, Deputy Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Campus says, “This book aims to increase understanding of Dementia and related disorder’s what can be done to care for, inspire and maintain the dignity of people with Dementia and their care partners, with some real life joyful and challenging stories. This book also elaborates about the disease, how to handle certain symptoms / behavior issues and important resources / helping hand around world, reference /materials”.

Hilary Lee, President Dementia Care International says, “In a country as populated as India where there are many competing needs and priorities, it is easy for those who don’t have a voice such as people with Dementia to be misunderstood and forgotten. This book brings Dementia to the forefront of awareness making what could be a challenging topic into an informative and practical resource. "Remember Me" is bound to inspire others to dedicate their lives to helping and supporting people with dementia in their own communities”.

Jane Verity, Founder- Spark of Life, Australia says, “This book includes some powerful and insightful stories and meaningful poems from caregivers of people with dementia which all adds life and genuine emotion to understanding the experience of having Dementia and caring for someone with Dementia”.

Sailesh Mishra shared that he was looking to translate his book in local languages to outreach maximum number of families dealing with Dementia. He plans to release Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati version in the near future.

The paperback 260 page edition will be available for delivery in India through Online Platform and soon Ebook will also be launched.  

About Author:  Sailesh Mishra is Social Entrepreneur and Mentor, he is the Founder of Silver Innings Group, an organization dedicated to Senior Citizens in India. Sailesh Mishra is a Renowned International Social Activist working for the welfare of Senior Citizens. His vision for an elder- and dementia friendly world has garnered support from individuals and organisations across ages in society. His belief that these silver-haired, golden-hearted people deserve to enjoy their “second childhood” with dignity, respect and care has driven Sailesh Mishra and his team of committed souls to reach out to seniors in as many ways as possible.

Website: http://www.silverinnings.in/  Email: silverinnings@gmail.com

ook on Dementia and Alzheimer's 'Remember Me - You, Me and Dementia' by Silver Innings is now available on Amazon.

This book by Silver Innings includes detailed dementia management tips, some powerful and insightful stories and meaningful poems from carers of people with dementia which all adds life and genuine emotion to understanding the experience of having dementia and caring for someone with dementia.

Paperback Edition: https://www.amazon.in/Remember-Me-You-Dementia/dp/9385221051/

Kindle Ebook Edition:

#WMHD17 #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD #Silverinnings #RememberME #A1Snehanjali #Ageing #Aging #OldAge

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

India’s First International ‘Spark Of Life Master Practitioners’ in Dementia Care

Two Indians last week of May 2017 were conferred the renowned ‘Spark of Life’ International Master Practitioner in Dementia Care International at Perth, Australia. Social Entrepreneur and a renowned Social Activist working for the welfare of Senior Citizens and People with Dementia, Sailesh Mishra, Founder President Silver Innings Group, has now become an International Spark of Life Master Practitioner in Dementia Care. Along with him Ms. Nilanjana Maulik (National Coordinator Working Group ARDSI) also becomes among the first Indians to become a ‘Spark of Life’ International Master Practitioner.

The Spark of Life Philosophy offers a practical and sustainable way of enriching the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers and transforming the culture of care. The focus is on How to connect, How to communicate and How to care.

The philosophy is about the quality of the connection between the carer and the person with dementia and aims at fostering kindness, compassion, empathy, respect and an attitude of unconditional love in the interactions between families or care staff and clients,’ Mishra explains.

Implementing the Spark of Life Philosophy into an organizational culture has been proven to enrich the lives of people with dementia enabling them to experience improvements in mental abilities, language, self-esteem, social interactions and emotional well-being.

‘The Spark of Life International Master Course, its magnificent holistic philosophy for Dementia Care, has not only enriched me but also empowered me about dementia care and to be better human being’, Mishra said on his return.

Incidentally, after 15 years of working in the corporate world in marketing Sailesh Mishra made a complete shift to dedicating his life to creating an Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience and in April 2008 Sailesh founded his organization Silver Innings to achieve just that. For his selfless in Ageing, he has been awarded Karmaveer Puraskaar National award. He has been part of National and State level prominent TV Talk show on Ageing and Dementia, he was also twice part of International Radio talk show on Dementia.

Mishra has been to Malta twice on scholarship for UN INIA 15 day’s course on Social Gerontology and International Policy and Participated in Prestigious UN OEWG on Ageing at New York. In Aug 2013 Sailesh set up Mumbai City’s first 24 x 7 Dedicated Assisted Living Elder Care Home ‘A1 Snehanjali’ in Nalasopara West and in 2016 the second home ‘A1 Snehanjali’ in Virar.

Similarly, Nilanjana Maulik has won many an accolade. She is Secretary of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) Kolkata Chapter & National Coordinator, Working Group ARDSI. She has done her Master’s Degree, Dementia Studies from The University of Stirling, and Successful Aging & End of Life Care from Stanford University School of Medicine Mini Fellowship, she is also Board Member of Commonwealth Association of Aging.

Maulik since 1999 is involved with ARDSI and is instrumental in starting Kolkata city’s first Dementia Daycare center and also runs counseling, care support, memory clinic, training for home carers, home visit, day care for dementia person, etc, and helpline. She is a strong advocate of rights and care of a person with dementia. She is also a National Award Winner and has been honoured with the ‘ARDSI: BEST DEMENTIA CARE WORKER, 2006’.

Courtesy : https://www.indiapages.in/spark-of-life-master-practitioners-dementia-care-11502.html

Invitation: World Mental Health Day: Remember ME - Book Launch Event

World Mental Health Day 2017: Book Launch Event

Silver Innings cordially invites you to launch of their maiden book ‘Remember ME - You Me and Dementia’ by Sailesh Mishra 

Chief Guest
Adv. Abha Singh
Eminent Lawyer and Social and Women Right Activist
Former Director of Postal Services, Maharashtra and Goa

Guest of Honour
Mr. Mathew Cherian - CEO of Helpage India
Prof. Dr. Charles Pinto - Eminent Geriatric Psychiatrist
Shri Vinodbhai V Valia - National Award for Lifetime Achievement

Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Time: 4pm
Venue: Prabodhankar Thackeray Mini Auditorium, 4th Floor, Near Chamunda Circle, Borivali west, Mumbai – 92

4pm to 5pm : Book Launch
5pm to 6.30pm:
Talk on Elder Mental Health, Skit and
Melodious Musical by Nuts & Frets

Entry with Invitation Only

RSVP Email : silverinnings@gmail.com
Mobile: 9987104233/ 9029000091 / 9323919145 (Mon to Sat 10am to 6pm)

This book aims to increase understanding of Dementia and related disorder’s what can be done to care for, inspire and maintain the dignity of people with dementia and their care partners, with some real life joyful and challenging stories, About the disease, how to handle certain symptoms / behavior issues and will have important Resources / Helping hand around world, Reference /materials.

Meet Sailesh, Who Gave Up a Plush Corporate Job to Improve Elderly Healthcare

Sailesh Mishra was raised in a joint family. Activism, he says, runs in his blood. The grandson of a freedom fighter, young Sailesh was always vocal about the need to better society, never shied away from helping others and actively fought any injustice he witnessed.

Driven by the need to serve his country, the idea of working in the family business just did not interest Sailesh.

“My mother always said I was meant to do more with my life, and that its purpose was not limited to the family’s enterprise. Her words fueled me to pursue something different and be independent.”

He refused to join his family’s business but knew he had to work to survive. During these trying times, he fell in love with his now wife. However, the inter-caste marriage did not sit well with his parents, and as a result, he left his home.

At 22, Sailesh had a bride to look after and a career to figure out.

Reluctantly, he became a salesman and spent the next 15 years climbing his way up the ladder to become the company’s marketing manager.

But all those years in the corporate world did not satisfy Sailesh, so he offered to volunteer at the Dignity Foundation, an elderly social support organisation, but destiny had more in store for him. Instead of just volunteering, the group wanted Sailesh to become its Marketing Manager.

The job came with a 75% salary cut, but the pay did not deter him. He recalls his happiness after he signed the papers, “I remember standing on the local train, and smiling, just full of excitement saying ‘yeah! This is what I want!’
I came home, and I talked to my wife about it, and she replied saying “If you are happy, you’re going to keep me happy.” ”

That’s how Sailesh left his well-paying job to work with senior citizens, who he believes is one of the most neglected and ignored segments of society.

Read More: https://www.thebetterindia.com/116372/sailesh-mishra-elderly-healthcare-silver-innings-social-enterprise/

Daan Utsav 2017: Spend just 5 minutes of your time with Elders

Spend just 5 minutes of your time with Elders: Radio Mirchi Daan Utsav in association with Silver Innings invites listeners in #Mumbai to give just a few minutes of their time, by visiting an old age home near their office/ residence, and spending quality time with the residents from 2nd Oct to 8th Oct 2017, Please click on the link below to view some Listed Old Age Homes in Mumbai, Please call them and go; also note Do’s and Don’ts when you visit these homes.: https://daanutsav.co/events/mirchi-5-mins-time-campaign/

Take Selfie and post with Hastag #DaanUtsav #RadioMirchi #Silverinnings #SeniorCitizens #OldAge #India #Elders #OldAgeHomes #BeBetterIndians #DaanUtsav2017 #UNIDOP #Eldersmatter

Our Elders need Empathy not Charity, they need Respect, Care and Dignity !!!

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