09 Oct '11, 9pm

'First aid kit' to fight dementia: And after a memory test, her mother was diagnosed with dementia. Said Ms Chua...

SINGAPORE - It was only when her mother called her 50 times at one go - she also randomly called a number in Afghanistan, racking up a huge phone bill - that Ms Linda Chua, 54, sensed something was wrong. And after a memory test, her mother was diagnosed with dementia. Said Ms Chua: "The early signs are very subtle and it usually takes a couple of years before the condition becomes clear, which was the case for my mother." By then, it is too late, she noted. According to the Health Promotion Board (HPB), the number of dementia patients above the age of 60 is expected to increase from 20,000 today to 53,000 in 2020. The HPB launched a 12-week programme yesterday aiming to prevent the onset of dementia by holding a range of activities - including mind stimulating games, cognitive skills training and art and drama sessions - for senior citizens to develop mental agility. A si...

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Today's blog post: What’s in my first aid kit? yeahhhhh

Today's blog post: What’s in my first aid kit? ...

suanie.net 26 Sep '11, 7pm

The point I would like to make today is that having your own first aid kit is important. My Dad has one, my sisters have t...