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Stroke Care
After Stroke Care at Home: How Palliative Care can Help

Ninkatec’s Palliative Care Guide for Stroke covers the common long-term effects of strokes, the most critical recovery period in stroke rehabilitation, the role of palliative care in stroke recovery, and how to provide palliative care to stroke patients at home and improve their quality of life. After-stroke care is critical to improve various side effects from stroke, ranging from difficulty speaking and swallowing, weakness and paralysis on one side of body, to changes in behaviours and temperament. Stroke rehab therefore calls for multiple medical specialties, including nursing care for stroke, physiotherapy, speech therapy. With the right care and support, many stroke patients can reclaim their hope and life.

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Heart Care
The Effects of Lack of Sleep to our Heart Health: How to Sleep Better & Protect our Heart?

Getting enough sleep is crucial for physical and mental health. Frequent lack of sleep increases the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases or other disorders that may worsen heart diseases such as atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart failure, and stroke. Read on for tips on how to sleep better by making lifestyle changes and seeking medical help when necessary.

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Dementia Care
Palliative Care for Dementia – Your General Guide

Palliative care has been proven to be beneficial for both dementia patients and their caregivers and families. In this Palliative Care Guide for Dementia, we discuss the various aspects of palliative care for dementia, how it can be incorporated into home care, and how you can get palliative care for dementia in Singapore.

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Dementia Care
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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Elderly Care
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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Palliative Care
Palliative Care & Treatment 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 discuss treatment and care for kidney failure, with a focus on palliative care. In addition to kidney dialysis or kidney transplant, palliative treatment is an important part of the therapeutic approach to help kidney failure patients maintain and improve their quality of life.

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Elderly Care
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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Elderly Care
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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Elderly Care
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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