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Project to reduce seniors’ risk of falling (The Straits Times, Singapore)

3 July 2015, The Straits Times, Singapore, Project to reduce seniors’ risk of falling http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/project-to-reduce-seniors-risk-of-falling 1472 Total Views 1 Views Today

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How to safely help an elderly from a fall?

How to safely help an elderly from a fall?

Here, are some of the methods which can help an elderly from a fall – According to a research, it has been found that having a little walk after your lunch can save an elderly from a fall. This is followed by the decrease in blood pressure. Having a little walk after your diet, often

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Tips: Screening and assessing the risk of falling

Elderly Care: How can we avoid falls?

According to a report from US Centers for disease control and prevention, it has been noted that one – third of the people, in the age group of 65 and above, fall more than once each year. Falls can lead to following problems: Bruising and Sprains Abrasions and head injuries Shoulder and hip dislocation Wrist

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Elderly Falls – Risk Factors & Prevention Tips

Falls can happen anywhere, anytime, to anyone. However, in the older age group number of falls or we can say the severity of the injury increases. Some of the common injuries caused due to the falls are shoulder dislocation, head injuries, spine, forearm, pelvic and hip fractures. Falls are one of the major causes which

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Hospital Services in Singapore

In 2012, there were a total of about 10,756 hospital beds in the 25 hospitals and specialty centres in Singapore, giving a ratio of 2.0 beds per 1,000 total population. About 85% of the beds are in the 15 public hospitals and specialty centres with bed complements between 185 to 2,010 beds. On the other

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease : Dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a gradual loss of memory, decline in the ability to perform routine tasks, disorientation, difficulty in learning, loss of language skills, impaired judgment and ability to plan, and personality changes. Over time, these changes become so severe that they interfere with an individual’s daily functioning, resulting eventually in death. Although

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Wireless Fall Monitor & Pager Systems

Caregiver Mobility Monitor Alert Increase Caregiver Freedom thru Wireless Technology Components With wireless fall monitors caregivers can attend to other duties and receive an alert with use of a pager when someone is getting up from bed or char, or approaching an exit way. Using wireless fall monitor, pager, central monitor or call light:  

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CordLess® Fall Monitor – TL-2100G

CordLess® Fall Monitor – TL-2100G Quiet, CordLess® Fall Monitor – Place monitor where you need it Quieter Fall Prevention. No noise in room! The “New Patented Technology” CorldLess® Fall Monitor can be mounted away from the residents bed, removing in room alarm noise. Monitor in hallway can be set quieter. No cords between pads and

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MOH Singapore – Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HiYt9Izv-24 The Ministry would like to stress the importance of maintaining high standards of personal and environmental hygiene to minimise the risk of HFMD. Parents should ensure that their children adopt the following good practices: Wash hands with soap before eating and after going to the toilet; Cover mouth and nose with a tissue

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Health Promotion Board, Singapore: Lists of Notifiable Diseases Under the Infectious Diseases Act

To prevent such a scenario from happening, one measure taken by some countries is to mandate certain infectious diseases as notifiable by law. Typically, such infectious diseases are easily transmittable among humans. Not wanting to take any threat to public health lightly, the world has been implementing the International Health Regulations. This set of regulations,

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