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EXERCISE FOR THE ELDERLY

It can be hard to find the time to exercise, especially if that includes a drive to the gym. Thankfully, there are many exercises you can do in the comfort of your home >>

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ELDERLY NUTRITION 101

Proper diet and a healthy life go hand in hand, especially for older adults over the age of 65. According to reports by World Health Organization (WHO), a majority of the diseases that older people suffer are as a result of lack of proper diet. >>

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CAREGIVING FOR ALZHEIMER'S PATIENT

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be incredibly challenging and requires long-term care. Like with other forms of dementia and chronic memory loss, there may be days that are simply a recurrence of days and weeks before >>

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OLD FOLKS HOME NATIONWIDE TO BE IMPROVED

The government will conduct a study to improve the infrastructure and facilities at old folks homes nationwide to prepare Malaysia for an aging nation, said the Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. >>

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FALL - THE BIGGEST THREAT TO SENIOR HEALTH & SAFETY

Falls are a serious health issue among seniors. While falls in the general population usually come about due to dangerous work or leisure activities, seniors are at greater risk of falling in their day-to-day activities. >>

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AGEING

Population ageing is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century >>

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THE NON-ALZHEIMER'S CAUSES OF MEMORY LOSS

As we and our loved ones age, it’s reasonable to occasionally forget things—we all do it at some points. However, memory loss, which is defined as “unusual forgetfulness” in both short-term and long-term functions, is not. >>

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More caregiver training needed

Training for caregivers must be increased to address a shortage in supply, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.  >>

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BATTLING LONELINESS

While there is no data on elderly Malaysians living alone, it is reported that in Britain and the United States, one in three people older than 65 live alone. They suffer from loneliness due to a solitary lifestyle, lack of close family relationships, and age-related health conditions. >>

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A GUIDE TO SEASONAL FLU FOR SENIORS

While the flu has similar symptoms as a the common cold—sore throat, cough, and a runny nose—the flu can result in far more devastating consequences. This is especially true among seniors >>

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