Elderly Care
How To Stay Active as an Elderly in Singapore

Exercises help the elderly stay alert, maintain a healthy heart, prevent fall risk and age-related muscle loss. Read on for suggestions of cardiovascular exercises and fitness activities both indoor and outdoor for seniors in Singapore, including generally healthy senior adults, bedbound elderlies, and people with heart diseases.

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Elderly Care
Matters of the Heart – Understand Heart Diseases among Elderlies in Singapore

Senior adults are vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases due to accumulation of damage to the heart from aging and exposure to risk factors over a lifetime. In this article, we discuss the 5 heart conditions that are common among elderly individuals in Singapore, including heart attack, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, and valvular heart disease.

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Elderly Care
Hypertension: How To Manage High Blood Pressure at Home and Avoid Complications

74.1% of Singaporeans aged 60 and above have high blood pressure, half of them are unaware of it. In this article, Dr Kenneth Koh of OneCare Medical shares with us the essentials of hypertension, including risk factors, symptoms and treatment of high blood pressure to help you detect and manage hypertension better at home.

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Elderly Care
Your Comprehensive Guide to Diabetes in Singapore

Untreated diabetes can cause kidney diseases, kidney failure, ulcer, glaucoma, loss of vision. Learn how to recognise early diabetes symptoms, get treated for diabetes and prevent diabetes complications in this article.

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Doctor Interview
Living with Chronic Illnesses: What You Need to Know

Chronic diseases like the ‘3 highs’ – high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes or high blood sugar – are hard to manage because most of the management is ‘homework’. In this interview with Dr. Choo Wei Chieh, we learn about how to manage chronic conditions better at home, and common pitfalls and misconceptions to avoid.

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Doctor Interview
Cardiovascular Diseases among Elderly in Singapore: Understand and Manage the Risk

The risks for cardiovascular and heart diseases increase markedly with age. In this interview with Dr Woo Jia Wei of Sunrise General Medical and Heart Service, we discuss the most common heart diseases among elderly in Singapore, how to differentiate stroke, heart attack and cardiac arrest, as well as treatment and prevention for those.

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Elderly Care
Acute Medical Conditions in the Elderly: A Guide to Effective Care and Treatment

Recovery from acute medical conditions such as appendicitis, pneumonia, or broken bones often takes longer in elderlies. The risk of complications may increase due to aging and co-existing medical conditions. Read this article to learn the do’s and don’ts to help elderlies heal from acute conditions more safely.

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Stroke Care
Stroke Symptoms: What Are the Early Signs of Stroke?

An estimated 1.9 million brain cells die every minute that a stroke is left untreated. Time is critical when a stroke happens to minimise the chance of mental and physical disabilities. Read this article to learn the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke, the long-term effects that stroke patients commonly suffer from, and how to find home care services for stroke recovery in Singapore.

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Elderly Care
Top 8 Foods That Increase Appetite and Promote Good Nutrition in Elderly Adults

Decreased appetite is common among elderly individuals. In this guide, we discuss what causes loss of appetite in elderlies and top foods that can help to boost appetite and nutrition for our seniors.

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