Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally with more than 17.9 million people succumbing to the disease each year. Here in Southeast Asia, patients present with acute heart failure (HF) at a younger age (54 years) compared with patients in the US (75 years), experience longer lengths of hospital stays (six vs 4.2 days) and have higher in-hospital mortality (4.8 vs 3.0 percent).
National survey shares that 72 percent of persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, while 50 percent feel they cannot be open with others regarding their condition.
Last year, a 68 year-old man was reported dead by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) lying among heaps of junk in his flat, after a neighbour complained of a pungent stench stemming from his residence. In another incident, a 58 year-old man who hoarded items died when the firefighters struggled to get through the stack of hoarded items to save him during an accidental fire.
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The current COVID-19 outbreak that we are facing in Singapore is unprecedented in terms of the number of people infected and the enormity of measures undertaken in efforts to curb its spread. With circuit breaker over and seniors are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible and avoid physical contact with people outside of their household (besides now one family member). These measures, although necessary to halt the spread of COVID-19, have given rise to new challenges in the ways we used to access everyday services, including health services.