August 11, 2019Malaysia will soon be an ageing society and it is important to have community involved in supporting our seniors and helping them life an active and productive life, contributing to society for as long as they want.
July 21, 2019Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS), this biennial conference is aimed at promoting healthy ageing by educating healthcare professionals and the public on ageing-related issues.
January 30, 2019Loneliness seems to peak in the late 20s, mid 50s and late 80s. Loneliness is distress caused by a lack of satisfactory relationships, not being alone, said the study. A hermit may not feel lonely. Conversely, you can be lonely even when surrounded by people.
January 11, 2019It is high time we throw Ageist Attitudes that portray senior citizens as frail and weak out the window. A proposed law for seniors hopes to empower and protect the rights of the elderly.
November 7, 2018Taking care of our elderly parents is rewarding but it can certainly be demanding, particular for middle agers who are in the sandwich generation and have to care for their children as well.
Caring for an elder loved one also requires different skill sets, depending on the medical and cognition condition of the older person and most...
October 18, 2018A day in Kamagasaki made Kana Kawaguchi, then a 14-year-old, acutely aware that the environment you were born into could greatly affect your life. Five years later, she founded Homedoor.
September 8, 2018Alzheimer’s Disease, the most common form of dementia, is not a “normal” part of aging but a disease involving the progressive loss of brain and nerve cells.
Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t affect just the patients; it also profoundly changes the lives of caregivers and family members who not only have to witness and...
June 29, 2018WE all know this celebrity chef for being outspoken and gregarious. Datuk Redzuawan Ismail or Chef Wan as he is fondly known, is a livewire. He’s passionate not only about food but social issues and uses his social media platform – he has half a million followers on Instagram – to speak his mind and share his views.
April 27, 2018In one study, results showed that participants who had positive beliefs about ageing were 44% less likely to develop dementia over the next four years than were their counterparts with negative beliefs.