Tong Sim Senior Citizens Care Centre founder Cheong Loy checking on a senior citizen at the premises in Jalan Dewan Bahasa, Kuala Lumpur. The coffinmaker who runs the funeral parlour at the Kwong Tong Cemetery in Sg Besi started taking in abandoned elderly folk more than a decade ago.
As we evolve into different stages of life, the possibility of requiring some form of care is prevalent. There are enough facts to pressure us to do something now – without hesitation and procrastination, especially when Malaysians are facing longer life spans.
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.
To this group, 60 is but a halfway point in their career for various reasons and for some, it is an opportunity to delve into a new role. Like many developed economies, Malaysia is facing an inverted age pyramid as people are living longer. Furthermore, reports from EPF and Khazanah Research Institute’s state of households in 2016 raise concerns over Malaysians retiring with insufficient funds to sustain retirement.
Martin Yan, a certified Master Chef, highly respected food consultant, and a prolific author. He captured the attention, admiration and hearts of millions of fans by spicing up his cooking repertoire and teaching with a personal ingredient – wit! He is the epitome of food and cooking as he believes it’s what that brings people together.
Buying a house is a bit like planning for your wedding day — there are months packed with excitement, stress, planning, and then, finally, the big payoff. When you’ve started out a couple of decades ago to settle down and commit to the big stuff — spouses, houses and children trousers — daily living as an aged person was likely not a priority then.
In an ideal world, retirees would successfully downsize their lifestyle to fit a smaller budget, but the truth is, no matter how much we downsize, cost of living continues to soar. A bowl of fish ball noodles may cost RM5.50 at your neighbourhood coffee shop now, but it could go up to RM8 for a bowl by the time you say goodbye to your employment (depending on when you retire).
Experts agree that keeping our brain stimulated and healthy is our best preventive measure to minimise chances of developing the dementia and Alzheimer’s. One of the major factors in doing so is maintaining a healthy diet as our food plays huge part in our lives. Especially for those in nursing homes or in some form of recovering care, eating the right food Is essential to ensure you are giving your body what it needs and promoting a healthy brain.
Growing up in Malaysia, you might have heard those phrases – or some variations of them – from your parents or an older relative, especially when it comes to topics like illness or death. The rationale is “out of sight, out of mind”, if you don’t talk about it, it won’t happen. But the same kind of mentality will not fly with money management.
It is time to take charge of your personal finances and retirement fund. To have a comfortable and enjoyable retirement, you need to start planning now. This is because there are many things in life that are beyond control and you would not want to be caught unprepared when things go wrong.
A conversation with Woods Bagot Health & Science Sector Leader, Vic Benakovic and Health & Science Sector Specialist, Nikki Beckman discussing the design shift in Aged Care planning to a more holistic Multigenerational Living model. One of the most apparent challenges facing the aged care industry being the lack of aged friendly infrastructure, it is obvious that Malaysia is in need for an aged-friendly environment upgrade.