In Singapore, deaths from stroke are increasing every year, and those affected by stroke are getting younger (1 in 4 patients hospitalised for stroke in 2017 were aged under 60 years). Did you know that there are 26 new stroke cases in Singapore every day? If you are not eating and drinking well after your stroke, you are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital for complications and you may take longer to recover than before. Therefore, it's important to eat well after a stroke. Positive changes from the diet will help you to regain your strength and energy faster in the recovery process, which will last through your rehabilitative treatments.
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Keeping your home environment clean and safe for your loved ones with dementia is important enough in normal times, but is especially essential as we fight the spread of COVID-19.
With some simple reminders and other medication management tools, people with early-stage dementia can continue to take their medication independently.
Being unable to go out freely because of COVID-19 or having disruptions to an established routine can be stressful, especially for persons with dementia. By including engaging activities in each day, you’ll be able to ease some of their distress and keep them active.
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.