"Simulators offering virtual sports for users to hone different social and cognitive skills, keyboard aids for individuals with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, and Braille-enabled tablets — these are among a variety of gadgets that voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) may now provide for their beneficiaries"
If you’re concerned because your older adult might be showing signs of dementia (not just the forgetfulness of normal aging), the first step is for them to visit their primary doctor for a full check-up. But do remember that the Mini Mental Test/Exam is not enough for diagnosis. ... See MoreSee Less
"Kotelko's daily activity on its own was no doubt incredibly healthy for her mind and body. But the resilience of her brain late in life may have also stemmed from the fact that she never stopped challenging herself to learn, no matter how old she got." ... See MoreSee Less
"If we don't take care of the caregiver, there is no one really to look after the patient," said Dr Lim.
The two-year study of 258 caregivers in Singapore revealed that caregivers were found to fare worse than those in Britain, Canada and the United States, but better than those from Iran and Korea. The study, where four in 10 participants were men, also revealed that male caregivers were more affected by disruptions to their daily routine and lack of sleep. They were also more worried about shouldering the financial strain of caring for someone with cancer, and were more overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for a loved one at home. ... See MoreSee Less
This is Andrew. He suffered a heart failure. He was coughing up blood and had to be rushed to the hospital where he was told that he would die if he didn't get a heart transplant soon. Andrew is still awaiting a heart transplant and relies on an artificial heart and a pacemaker to keep him alive. While he waits, Andrew is doing something few people awaiting a transplant would do. He has become a professional fitness model. Enjoy reading his story and oogling at his well-chiseled body! ... See MoreSee Less