seniors

Real stories from old folks admitted to hospital and then abandoned

It is very sad that grown up children choose to abandon their old and defendless parents when they are no longer of use to them. Unknowing to them, their own children are also watching and would most probably follow after their footsteps. Through the years, my mom had shared with me some real old folks [...]

Experience sharing of controlled diabetes from moderate lifestyle change

 A friend shared with me that both his parents have diabetes- and they could control their blood sugar without much deprivation. What their parents did: •Eat vegetables and meat moderately- no need to drastically cut down •Avoid rice as much as possible- because rice is high in sugar content •Perform moderate amount of exercise. [...]

Bonny Rider for improving limb coordination

I find that a number of outdoor exercise equipment can cater for those with health problems, arthritis, elderly and with slight immobility problems. One such one is the bonny rider- as compared to those in the gym, this one does not have weight and relatively easy to use: Benefits as printed on the equipment: It strengthens [...]

Role of the caretaker/ caregiver in helping the recovery of a loved one

Just today, while having my exercise at the park, I saw a man lovingly held his mom as they scrolled slowly at the park. I was not sure of the lady’s condition- it could be that she was either recovering from stroke, or she was undergoing cancer treatment therapy because the way she had walked was [...]

Cause of forgetfulness- restlessness and remorse

As we grow older, we would tend to be more forgetful. But being forgetful can also be a sign of a more serious oncoming problem such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. Researchers are trying to find the link between lifestyle, diet, outlook with these diseases. Many such theories are available on the web – in which [...]

Advanced Cancers- to opt or treatment or otherwise?

Last Sunday, columnist Dr Albert Lim who is also an oncologist wrote a story about an 81 year old pancreatic patient who was diagnosed with advance pancreatic cancer. Dr Albert had first advised the patient to forgo treatment due to his age and to treat the symptoms as they arise. But this patient, in fairly [...]

Senior Exercising on Rebounder

I came across this inspirational video in YouTube- featuring Don Avery. Rebounder is now used as one of the rehabilitation exercises for physio and by chiropractors as the exercises are low impact and does not stress the joints (but if you bounce vigoriously on a rebounder, your joints would still absorb the pressure). Wear a [...]