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July 26, 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) is the process of planning for your future healthcare, to ensure you are given the care you desire in critical situations of your life. ACP involves making arrangements when you are healthy and capable for circumstances when you get severely ill or injured or become unable to make such decisions. Through […]

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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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June 22, 2021
Palliative Care in Singapore: Where, When and How to Get the Right Palliative Care

Palliative care can be beneficial for the well-being of patients and families at every stage of illness; for children, adults as well as elderlies; in hospital as well as at home. Read our interview with Dr Michael Chong of Livewell Medical Clinic for advice on where, when and how to get the right palliative care in Singapore.

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June 14, 2021
General Guide on Palliative Care for Cancer

Cancer is one of the most common diseases that require palliative care. Palliative treatments help cancer patients with issues such as pain, shortness of breath or dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, and more. This general guide to palliative care for cancer discusses different palliative treatment for, how to find a good palliative team, how soon and how often to start palliation.

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June 7, 2021
Gastrointestinal Diseases: Understand the Most Common Stomach and Digestive Conditions (Part 2)

In Part 2 of the “Most Common Stomach and Digestive Conditions” article, we discuss causes, symptoms and treatments for abdominal pain, indigestion (also called dyspepsia), GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), diverticular disease and IBS (inflamatory bowel syndrome). See Part 1 of the article for constipation, diarrhoea and piles.

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June 1, 2021
Gastrointestinal Diseases: Understand The Most Common Stomach and Digestive Conditions (Part 1)

Stomach and digestive complaints are one of the most common conditions at family clinics. In this comprehensive guide, we discuss causes, symptoms, signs and treatments for diarrhoea, constipation and hemorrhoids (piles). We also explain how these conditions tend to worsen with age due to less active lifestyle among elderlies, and sometimes co-existing conditions and usage of medication.

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