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With an ageing population, the number of people in Hong Kong suffering dementia also increases. How much do you know about this disease? If an elderly member of the family suffers from cognitive impairment, how should the person be taken care of?
People above a certain age may become easy targets for the ‘silent killer’ which has no signs or symptoms! Let’s learn more about osteoporosis and carry out early prevention.
If a child has difficulty expressing information in speech, stutters, or has problem with articulation, these may be symptoms of language disorders that can hinder learning and social interaction. Furthermore, elderly people may suffer from dysphagia after a stroke and require professional assistance. In order to receive timely treatment, many people choose private institutions over public ones for treatment services. However, the register scheme for speech therapists in Hong Kong is voluntary in nature and there is limited regulation. Furthermore, the scope of services varies considerably. So, what should consumers pay attention to when choosing these services?
Emergency alarm system (EAS) service (commonly known as ‘ping on bell’) is very important to senior citizens who live alone. When elderly people encounter an emergency, they can simply press a button and a phone call for help will be placed. The call will be forwarded to a 24-hour support centre and immediate action will be taken once the person seeking assistance has been identified. Appropriate assistance can be provided promptly which may save a life. EAS service is provided by different organisations on the market. What should consumers pay attention to when choosing and using this service?
Palliative care / hospice care aims to provide care to and address the physical and spiritual needs of terminally-ill patients and their families, so that patients can spend the last stage of their lives with dignity and peace. This article will outline the scope of services, care packages and factors to consider when choosing these services.
‘Aging in place’ is the wish of many elderly people. To be able to enjoy one’s twilight years in a familiar environment is certainly desirable, but it is not easy to take care of elderly at home. Therefore, many people will choose professional home care or escort services, hoping that the elderly will receive the best care while easing the burden on family members. What areas should consumers watch out for when choosing these services? Let’s find out now!
Do you usually dye your hair at home because it is convenient and affordable? Although dyeing hair at home may be simple for many people, people may overlook some details, which may greatly increase the risk of allergic reactions. This article summarizes some tips from the purchase to the use of hair dye products so that one can dye his hair safely at home. If you are going to change your hair colour, be sure to watch the following video for a brief summary of the Consumer Council’s review of the ingredients of hair dye products on the market, and also read the details below!
Hong Kong people nowadays are having more digestive problems due to random eating schedules and imbalanced diet which may lead to bowel problems such as constipation.