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September 10, 2021
Caring for your Dementia Loved One: Tips from Professional Nurses

In this article, Ninkatec registered nurses share 6 practical dementia care tips and tactics to care for dementia parent or loved one at home. Tips include how to talk to a dementia loved one, how to deal with dementia confusion and dementia aggressiveness, and how to get dementia patients to eat, drink or shower. They also explain the roles of a professional nurse vs. a caregiver in dementia care, and advise when to call on professional nursing service while caring for a family member with dementia at home in Singapore.

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August 30, 2021
Urinary Incontinence, UTI and Kidney Stones in Elderly

If you experience urinary incontinence, 50% of women and 25% of men are with you. This medical condition can cause a lot of inconvenience in daily life, including psychological distress. Yet many do not seek medical advice or even talk about it. In this article, we discuss causes, symptoms, and treatments for common urinary tract conditions among elderly, including Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and Kidney Stone.

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August 20, 2021
Palliative Care for Kidney Failure – A General Guide

Kidney failure does not necessarily mean fatality. A lot of kidney failure patients live long fulfilling lives with proper treatment and care. In this article, we will discuss treatment and care for kidney failure, with a focus on palliative care for kidney failure. In addition to dialysis, palliative treatment is an important part of the therapeutic approach to help kidney failure patients maintain their quality of life.

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August 12, 2021
Common Kidney Diseases among Elderly: Diabetes & High Blood Pressure as Leading Risk Factors

Singapore ranks #1 in the world for diabetes-induced kidney failures. People above 60 years old with high blood pressure and diabetes are at particularly high risk. Find out how diabetes and high blood pressure can lead to kidney diseases and kidney failures and what you can do to protect kidney health for yourself and loved ones from this article.

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July 29, 2021
Loss of Appetite in Elderly: 4 Common Oral & Swallowing Problems and Solutions

How to eat more if chewing is difficult, food tastes bland or mouth feels dry? In this blog post, we discuss common oral conditions in elderlies that can cause loss of appetite, including dry mouth (xerostomia), chewing difficulty, reduced taste, and swallowing difficulty (dysphagia). For each oral and swallowing problems, we detail causes, risk factors, treatments and guidance to remedy it and increase appetite.

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July 22, 2021
Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: Causes and Treatment

Aging affects appetite, but loss of appetite is not a natural part of aging. More often, loss of appetite signals underlying conditions that need medical attention. Read our article for what causes loss of appetite in the elderly, treatment for loss of appetite, and guidance on how to increase appetite in elderly adults.

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July 14, 2021
A Practical Guide on Getting Started with Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Advance Care Planning (ACP) brings about the opportunity to reflect on your life values and choose your health care options. It elicits questions such as, ‘What does living well mean to you?’, ‘Does it mean being able to live independently, or being able to spend time with family and friends?’. Check out our 8-step practical ACP guide to get started.

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July 5, 2021
Bone Deterioration & Fracture Risks among the Elderly

Bone deterioration and fractures are common causes for hospitalisation among elderlies. In this article, we focus on causes and risk factors, treatments, and complications of osteoporosis (spongy bones), osteomalacia (soft bones), bone fractures, degenerative disc disease and bone tumours.

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June 29, 2021
Arthritis and other Common Joints & Bones Diseases among the Elderly

As many as half of Singaporeans who suffer from knee pain choose to self medicate or suffer in silence, unaware of costly complications such as the need for knee replacement or disability in the long run. Read this article to find out about most common joint and bone conditions in elderly such as Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Osteophytes (Bone Spurs), Frozen Shoulders and Sacroiliac Joint Pain.

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