Health

Should you really pluck out your grey hairs? Here are the facts

Should you really pluck out your grey hairs? Here are the facts

Plucking large amounts of hair may permanently damage the hair follicles and lead to bald spots.

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For a good, free workout, take the stairs

For a good, free workout, take the stairs

Stair-climbing is a fantastic, free way to get a cardiovascular workout and strengthen muscles in your lower body, without the need for any skill, training or sporting prowess.

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Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. Based on the latest 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, it is estimated that 47.7% of Malaysian adults 18 years and above have hypercholesterolaemia, or high blood cholesterol.

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Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Did you know mental disorders will be the 2nd biggest health problem in Malaysia by 2020. That is 4.2 million Malaysians having depression and anxiety disorder. Check out the infographic to find out what you need to know this debilitating condition in Malaysia and find out how to prevent it.

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Inspiration

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

By Taunya English, WHYY Dementia has been slowly stealing Ruth Perez’s memory and thinking ability for 20 years. Her daughter, …

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There & Then, She Found Her Independence

There & Then, She Found Her Independence

“There will always be problems. Stay strong. Never give up. Always remember love conquers all things.”

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Miliee Kassim – mother to hundreds

Miliee Kassim – mother to hundreds

SHE is a mother to hundreds and an inspiration to many. She believes in giving back as it gives her …

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Activities

Healthy Relationships Needs Honest Communication

Healthy Relationships Needs Honest Communication

Asians tend to seek help only at the eleventh hour. Do not wait until things get bad, use counseling sessions as a way to keep their relationships healthy. There is no marriage made in heaven. Each one has to invest love, respect and trust in making the relationship work.

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Quarter Life Crisis: How To Handle It

Quarter Life Crisis: How To Handle It

As a counsellor, I have seen many young adults come in claiming that they are depressed. From my perspective what …

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Business Ideas: Why Being Senior Inclusive Adds Value

Business Ideas: Why Being Senior Inclusive Adds Value

How often do businesses engage as well as reach out to the matured and elderly? As the population ages, there would be an opportunity for businesses to fill in the gap. Businesses must move towards marketing that subtly appeal to an ageing demographic.

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Finances

Financial Caregiving: How To Handle Family Disputes About Ageing Parents

Financial Caregiving: How To Handle Family Disputes About Ageing Parents

Providing care for an aging parent or loved one can be a rewarding experience. However, it is also considered one …

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Paying For Dementia Care – How to Plan Ahead

Paying For Dementia Care – How to Plan Ahead

In Malaysia, the estimated number of dementia cases is projected to reach 261,000 in 2030 and 509, 000 in 2050. It is prudent that we consider our potential encounter with dementia and make feasible financial plans if/when one faces dementia.

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When Having A Will Is Like Not Having A Will

When Having A Will Is Like Not Having A Will

When a person passes on without informing anyone about the will he or she has written, the family situation becomes volatile due to inheritance disputes. Situations like this renders having a will akin to not having a will.

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Home & Family

Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

“I have saved up all my EPF (superannuation) money to pay for my funeral expenses. This is not morbid thinking, it helps me and my family plan for the future, lessening the burden for them when the time comes.”

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Legacy of words for the family

Legacy of words for the family

THIS Father’s Day, Luke Teoh would love to have a short holiday on a very quiet beach. He is a …

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Retirees living off the land

Retirees living off the land

BEFORE retiring Ong Sun Moi and her husband M.K. Arumugam had already decided that they would move to the countryside …

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News

ACH Group To Provide Care To Diverse Markets With Age Care Group

ACH Group To Provide Care To Diverse Markets With Age Care Group

“Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse societies in the world today and as an aged care provider, we need to continue to learn how to cater for such an extremely broad market, something that ACG does in Malaysia so well” says Ray Creen, CEO of ACH Group.

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Aged Care Group signs MoU with ACH Group, South Australia to Deliver an Innovative Care Model in Malaysia

Aged Care Group signs MoU with ACH Group, South Australia to Deliver an Innovative Care Model in Malaysia

Witnessed by the Honourable Zoe Bettison, Minister for Ageing, the MOU affirms ACH Group would lend ACG their experience and knowledge in developing senior living housing, aged care facilities and elder care services which meets Malaysians’ culture and diversity.

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Through the lens of Taiwan’s Elderly Care

Through the lens of Taiwan’s Elderly Care

Taiwan is considered more advanced in its elderly care services and is said to be facing a social time bomb …

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