If you have elder parents with dementia, please take extra care of them. Ensure that all doors in the house are locked 24x7 and never let them out of sight.

Hire a nurse if necessary, but make sure they have consistent company and they don't feel isolated due to your professional commitments.

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Lesson learned: We were able to avert a major tragedy today, thanks to our presence of mind, a solid team effort, and a quick localized search within a 5 km radius from our location to locate Dad within 2 hours of his disappearance. Any further delay would have been disastrous.

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She got him back in the car and came back home. He wasn't ready to get out of the car, but she insisted and finally got him back inside the house.

I received the good news, canceled all the photo orders and returned home. We comforted him and eventually, he settled down. Phew!

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Meanwhile, my sister steered her car towards the Metro Station which is 3 km further down on the same road our house is located. Her gut feeling: he must have walked in a straight direction from home, lost in his thoughts.

She reached the station and... he was standing there!

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I searched nearest temples/parks, with no joy. Since it was still 8 am in the morning, I couldn't develop his pics.

We went to our area police station. They were very cooperative and quick in broadcasting my father's details over their WhatsApp group which covered the entire Delhi/NCR area.

By now it was 10 am. I got developed multiple sizes of his photos and ordered pamphlets for distribution.

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Early this morning, my 72-year-old father (he's suffering from an extreme case of dementia) got up and locked our home from outside and wandered off.

Thankfully, I was awake and so I was able to get the door unlocked within minutes. By the time I got out, he was nowhere in sight.

I raced (on foot as I was panicked) within a 2 km radius of our location but no joy. I called up my sister and bro-in-law. They started patrolling the area in their car.

8 Things To Remember

1. Be adaptable.

2. Learn to say no.

3. Patience is a virtue.

4. Hard work always pays off.

5. Fail fast, fail early, fail often.

6. Stay away from toxic people.

7. Giving is better than receiving.

8. Don’t let others opinions hold you back.

When you block someone, you shouldn't see them at all in your timeline, but still they are visible when they get a boost from people you follow.

Please fix this. @stux

Pixelfed Embed will allow you to easily share your posts on any website.

We're rolling this out to instances tomorrow!


If you're good at something, don't do it for free.

We live a multiplied life for our own selves when we live for others. Moreover, the more we multiply our care for others, the more we multiply our appreciation of our own life and the more we multiply this life itself at the end.

If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.


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