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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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Elderly Care
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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Others
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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Elderly Care
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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Palliative Care
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; at home as well as in hospital. 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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Cancer Care
General Guide on Palliative Care for Cancer

Palliative treatments for cancer help patients with issues such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and more. This general guide to palliative care for cancer discusses different palliative treatments for cancer patients, when to start palliative care, and how to find a good palliative team in Singapore

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Elderly Care
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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Others
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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