It’s an exhausting affair for patients with kidney failure to constantly drop by the dialysis centers, especially since they have to do it three times a week to keep their bodies in balance. Even more so for those living with amputations, as they face many inconveniences while traveling on public transport on their own and are likely to depend on their relatives for transportation services. "I depend on someone to bring me to dialysis" – a statement often made by those who are facing these challenges. Therefore, in such a hapless situation, would you consider the help of a medical escort to bring your loved one to their dialysis treatments?
The thought of having a surgical procedure done can be daunting and you can definitely do without the additional stress. One way to ease the mind is to know what to expect and being aware of the right post-surgical care. Here we look at the various ways to prepare for surgery.
Remember the last article about taking a break?
Some people say it also helps to take a break from the modern daily diet, and skip a meal or fast from time to time – but you would have to be careful about the thousand and one things that fasting is supposed to do for you. It is said that temporarily "starving" yourself can be beneficial to your health. So we explore the many health claims, and ask the million dollar question: is fasting good for you?
It is important to take a break to rest and relax, not just regularly, but also after intense periods of high-keyed activity.
At the most basic level, rest is a fundamental component of a health lifestyle. It rejuvenates you in both body and mind, and regular rest also helps you regulate many other things, such as mood and body rhythm. If rest is irregular or insufficient, you can be negatively affected not only psychologically, but also physiologically.
Routine rest is an important regulator. Daily sleep. Week-end breaks. Annual holidays. And a once-in-several-years' sabbatical. Let's take a look at the real reasons why rest is important for your health.
'Tis the season to not only be jolly, merry and feast. It is also a season where many have made a promise to get back in shape after a month of indulgence. If you felt that you've overindulged and planning to get fit as your resolution for the New Year, you are definitely not alone! Getting back into fitness often starts with gadgets and gizmos. But with so many different types of fitness wearables out there, you may be confused about the sorts to use. Fret not! We are here to help you figure out what fitness gadgets to get for 2017!
There are freelance fitness instructors and nutritionists at CaregiverAsia who can guide you closer towards achieving your fitness goals. Call CaregiverAsia at +65 6258 6683 to talk to us or click below for a wellness coaching service!
Earlier this week we introduced you to NutriWerkz – a nutrition consultancy and cooking school formed by two accredited Clinical Dietitians, Michele Wong and Charmaine Toh. Formerly from a hospital setting, both Michele and Charmaine are motivated to venture out of the hospital environment to focus and work on preventative health through nutrition. Established in September 2015, NutriWerkz focuses on four main groups:
- Parents and children – education and reinforcement of clean eating habits for healthy growth.
- The general public – preventive health cooking classes.
- People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol and kidney problems.
- Homebound or bedbound patients on tube feeding.
The power to prevent the spread of disease-causing germs is literally in your hands.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that “handwashing is like a ‘do-it-yourself’ vaccine — it involves five simple and effective steps (wet, lather, scrub, rinse, dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy". Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015, 58 percent of adults ages 65 and older were using the Internet. There are many benefits to be found online, but there are dangers as well. This article will explore both and offer advice to help you surf the web safely.
Do you re-use daily disposable contact lenses? I used to do this a lot, but now I’m not sure if it is safe. There is a belief that cheaper daily disposable contact lens (DDCL) are medically suitable and in fact identical to the regular lenses, which could be used for up to two weeks at a time. Is this true today, and what’s happened so far? Let's take a look at what you should know about disposable contact lenses and if it is safe to re-use them.
Have you read our article on the Da Vinci Group’s (DVG) NeuroceramicsTM workshops? The article explores the benefits their Neuroeducation-based clay workshops have on mental wellbeing as well as the approach people can take to delay early onset dementia. If you’ve missed the article, not to worry. In conjunction with Alzheimer’s Day, we’ve put together a video of Da Vinci's mental wellbeing workshop at the SWAMI Home – to share with you the magic that goes around at one of these sessions. We have to say: it's all in the delivery!