04 OCTOBER 2019
First-of-its-kind study sheds new light on sarcopenic obesity
Sarcopenic obesity or "fat frailty" is a little-known health condition that could have a big impact on older persons. Emerging in recent years as a global phenomenon, sarcopenic obesity confluences our rapidly ageing population and rising obesity rate, and is associated with poorer health outcomes.
22 SEPTEMBER 2019
Tackling ageing issues: Turning silver into gold as Singaporeans live longer
With life expectancy of Singaporeans rising steadily, living to 100 years might no longer be a pipe dream down the road. The Straits Times ‘Healthy For 100’ Roundtable, featured four key stakeholders in the field of ageing, including IGA’s Deputy Director A/Prof Lim Wee Shiong, to discuss pressing issues that Singaporeans will have to tackle as they enter their golden years.
09 JANUARY, 2019
Child’s play for these seniors at TTSH’s new dementia unit
Step into Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) new 6-bedded geriatric unit and one will see older patients playing with dolls, enjoying a game of mahjong or a massage, as an oldie tune from songstress Teresa Teng plays softly in the background.
This is all part of the hospital’s Namaste programme, an innovative form of therapy for patients with dementia or delirium.
23 JULY 2019
Singaporeans are living longer but some will face cash crunch as they battle multiple illnesses: Study
The increasing longevity of Singaporeans may be a substantial healthcare success but some here will struggle to afford the rising healthcare costs of living to 100.
The ‘Healthy for 100? Healthy care in Singapore’ study, commissioned by Prudential, concluded that many Singaporeans will spend their later years in ill health, and urged younger people and the nation as a whole to do more to prevent chronic illness.
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