Old age and need of people aroundI have a relative who is very old and frail she keeps saying every day that she will die today and calls everyone around and the next day everything gets normal.
And it has been almost five years and this process is going on. She is too weak to do anything on her own. Even if she could do things she needs people around. And no one really is ready to sit with her all day long, her grandchildren are busy in schools, her sons are doing jobs and her daughters-in-law have to do a lot of household work. They do care for her and sit with her but it is not humanly possible to stay with her along. Two years ago she was still in good shape till her husband was alive but now she has turned into this person that people don't believe. It is not in her hands to die by her own neither she can stay silent the whole day long. Once she has everything in her hands now she sits alone in her big room with a Queen size bad and a few religious books. Old age plays such tricks on the person it can make a respectable person as such in need of attention. She has this immense amount of knowledge about scriptures and old times but no one to share with. What should one do with such elderly people? Every time I see her innocent face I feel bad for her and whenever I visit her I try to sit with her for some moment. Do you also know any such elderly person? What should one do at such a stage of life? At the age of 80 and above when you don't need a partner in life but just anyone to sit with you, to talk to you, to listen to you. Her loneliness is keeping her more and more disturbed.