Older Adults

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

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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

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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 [...]

Why do I bruise easily

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A man about 70 years old complained to me that he bruises very easily. This had happened for a few years. The condition had started suddenly and it had stayed every since. Look at the bruise on his arms: He told me that the slightest knock would make his hand bruise. For instance, when he accidentally knock against the [...]

Senior Exercising on Rebounder

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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 [...]

When life loses its meaning after retirement

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A middle-aged lady told me that nowadays she did not have the mood to do anything at all. She would just would alternate between sitting down and lying on the bed. And she had also lost her appetite- she actually had to force herself to eat just to get something into her body. Usually, about [...]

How to live a long and healthy life

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My grandaunt had lived to about 93 years old before she passed away. She had worked as a servant all her life, retiring only when she approached 70 years old. Even into her 90s, her eyes were very alert and observant. Nothing seemed to escape her attention. The only thing is that she was slightly [...]

Story of a lady with arthritis, joint pain and high uric acid

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This is not the only case I have of someone with such condition. But Anne’s story (not her real name) can offer an insight on how our personalities can map out certain specific health conditions. Anne is almost 70 years old now. She had suffered from arthritis, joint pain and high uric acid. If she as much as [...]

Solutions to problems may arrive during/after a good workout

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Whenever you find yourself swamped or overwhelmed with assignments, things-to-do, projects or perhaps you are feeling down because you’ve just quarrelled with a loved one, going for a good workout can help to lift your mood and boost your confidence. Such times you may be tempted to stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself- [...]

Lifestyle factors that increases the risk of bowel cancer in older men

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According to the report in The Star paper dated 27 Oct 09, bowel cancer is now the most common cancer in Malaysian men. For women, it is ranked third after breast and cervical cancers. The increasing rate is attributed to: Affluent and sedentary lifestyle Lack of dietary fibers and physical activities Other risk factors: chronic [...]

An previous heart by-pass patient now cycles round the world

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When you think that life would need to slow down after a heart bypass surgery, here’s an inspiration story from a fellow Malaysian. Grandpa, David Munusamy Reddie who hails from Nibong Tebal, Penang Malaysia is cycling around the world to see the many places and faces of the world. Not only he had a heart [...]