The Great Resignation

The Great Resignation in a Collapsing Health System

In an increasing number of countries all over the world chaos and despair are rising. People are more frequently ill and dying at higher rates than in the past 50 years. At the same time, health systems are deteriorating. We need to rethink the humanness of health systems versus cold technological solutions.    More than […]

Malnutrition is underestimated in The Nederlands, WHO CARES?

Malnutrition is underestimated in the Netherlands, WHO CARES? Malnutrition in elderly people living at home                                    Recently, I visited an 87 year old single lady, who lives independently in a small village. Her memory has deteriorated and walking is becoming more difficult for her. She stays inside and gets few visitors. She is thin. Recently, home […]


Ayurveda positive for vulnerable elderly people with dementia

Ayurveda positive for vulnerable elderly people who suffer from dementia   An elderly woman was very weak, insecure, had problems speaking, with her memory and physical activity, and was suffering from depression. After an examination, a geriatrician established the diagnosis: dementia. Due to a history of heart and vascular diseases, vascular dementia was suspected. Three […]

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Prevention of decubitus pays off

Prevention of decubitus pays off Good and affordable healthcare is possible when medical practitioners look beyond the disorder and also focus on a better quality of life for the patient. An 88 year old woman who suffered from dementia and atrial fibrillation had a hip fracture and was operated. Given the circumstances, her condition was […]