Video message from Dr John Beard, Director for Life Course and Ageing Department, World Health Organization, at the ComSA Forum 2017 on Friday, 18 August. Watch here.
A large number of people 65 years and older have at least one chronic health condition.
Menopause is a normal physiological process that occurs in women over 40.
The older person is at higher risk of chronic pain from many degenerative conditions, such as those involving the joints and lower back.
Up to 50% of the elderly complain of insomnia, but although such complaints are prevalent and are often accompanied by higher rates of mental and physical health problems, sleep problems are usually not identified or managed appropriately.
Exercise does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits. Men and women of all ages benefit from a moderate amount of daily exercise.
Steps to get started on exercise and the benefits of it.
Tips on safe use of medication and ways to help you remember your daily medication.
Pointers on Healthcare Proxies and Advance Care Planning.
When an older relative needs care that the family cannot easily provide, community-based services are available to provide help.
An injury from a fall can limit an older person’s ability to lead an active, independent life. Each year, thousands of older men and women are disabled by falls in the home. One third of those age 65 or older suffer one or more falls a year; half of those who fall will fall again! The older you are, the higher the likelihood of falling.
5 Signs and Symptons of Dementia.
Warning signs of depression in seniors.