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Acute Symptoms in Elderlies: What to Do at Home and When to Call a Doctor

Almost everyone caring for a senior loved one has to deal with acute symptoms such as excessive vomiting, fatigue, high fever or abnormal high or low blood pressure at some point. This article provides family caregivers with a general guide of how to handle common acute symptoms at home and when you need to call for a doctor.

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Acute Symptoms in Chronic Lung Disease: Knowing When to Call for a Doctor

Which symptoms of chronic lung disease can be safely self-managed, and which ones need urgent professional care? Read this article to find out when your elderly should see a doctor for his/her shortness of breath, coughing, phlegm, chest pain, fever, dizziness, nause and other breathing-related problems.

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Dementia Care
10 Dementia Questions Experts Are Asked the Most in Singapore

If somebody asks repeated questions, is it a sign of dementia? Is Alzheimer’s disease the same as dementia? How can doctors pick up signs of dementia from a brain scan? These are a few of the questions asked to our dementia experts during the Q&A session at Ninaktec’s dementia talk. Get the answers to the top 10 questions here.

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Dementia Care
Dementia: Catch the Early Signs, Fight the Decline

In this article adapted from a dementia talk by Dr Prof Aaron Ang, Psychiatrist, TTSH, we discuss why dementia can be seen as a brain failure, the challenges in finding a cure for dementia, why it is important to recognise its early signs and symptoms, and how to get diagnosed and treated for dementia.

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Dementia Care
5 Common Comorbidities Amongst Dementia Patients: How to Manage & Prevent

Common comorbidities amongst people with dementia include high blood pressure, vascular diseases, diabetes, and depression. Here is how some of these comorbidities can be targeted to prevent dementia in the elderly population.

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Dementia Care
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Is It Normal Ageing?

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is frequently mistaken for normal ageing and therefore overlooked and undiagnosed. MCI is not always the pre-stage of dementia, either. In many cases, it can stablise or improve while dementia will gradually worsen. Learn to distinguish MCI with dementia and age-related forgetfulness in this article.

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Elderly Care
Common Hearing Problems among the Elderly

Hearing loss affects 63.7% of the elderlies in Singapore. It can lead to social isolation, memory loss, even cognitive decline and dementia. Learn more about common hearing and ear problems affecting the elderlies, including causes, signs & symptoms, treatment for age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), tinnitus, vertigo, blocked ears and earache.

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Elderly Care
Common Eye Problems among the Elderly

1 in 3 adults above the age of 55 has one or more eye problems in at least one eye. Find out the most common eye diseases affecting the elderly, including causes, symptoms, treatment & prevention for cataract, glaucoma, age-related farsightedness (presbysia) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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Elderly Care
Manage Chronic Diseases Effectively At Home

Home care helps to provide compassionate and cost-effective care to patients with chronic diseases, particularly in the Singapore context since the start of Covid-19 pandemic. Find out how you and your elderly loved ones can benefit from home care, subsidies and national CMDP to manage chronic diseases effectively.

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