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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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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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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Elderly Care
Advance Care Planning – How to Take Control of Your Health and Life with ACP

Advance Care Planning (ACP), sometimes called Elder Care Planning, is the process of planning for one’s health in the future. The aim of ACP is to keep you and loved ones well-prepared for future medical treatments, and help you live a quality life. In this article, Dr. Michael Chong from LiveWell Clinic advises on the benefits of ACP, the importance to break the taboo and embrace the ACP talk early on, and how to get started with ACP.

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Elderly Care
From Caregiver to Caregiver: How to Take Care of Yourself when Giving Care to Others

In this article, professional caregiver Winie Trazona shares her perspective and advice on what it takes to be a caregiver, how to manage patient’s discomfort, handle distress and take care of your own well being. She recommended caregivers being strong and knowing your limit too; and taking care of yourself while taking care of the patient.

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Elderly Care
Common Lung Diseases in Singapore: All You Need To Know

Lung diseases or respiratory diseases are one of the most common conditions in Singapore, affecting the very basic activity – breathing. In this comprehensive guide, we discuss top 3 common respiratory conditions in Singapore – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Asthma and Pneumonia – their prevalence, causes, symptoms, treatment and complications to avoid.

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Elderly Care
Falls in Elderly People

In Singapore, falls account for 40% of injury-related deaths. Elderlies are at higher risk of falls. In this article, we cover risk factors for falls, consequences of falls, treatment for falls, and preventive measures you can take at home to make it safer for elderlies, as well as how to get up to 95% subsidy for home modification via HDB’s EASE program.

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