In Autumn, people get sick easily due to sudden change in temperature. And low temperature causes vasoconstriction which may increase the chance of myocardial infarction (or commonly known as heart attack) and stroke. So keeping our elderly, especially those with hypertension or heart diseases, warm is very important in autumn and winter time.
Mooncake is a must for Mid-Autumn Festival celebration. However, not all mooncakes are appropriate to patients and elderly thus we should choose the right ones for them:
1. Hypertension,hyperglycemia,hyperlipidemia: mooncakes with less calories, less animal lipid and less sugar are more desirable Read more..
Eyes are the windows to the soul, and now may also become windows to protect cognition!
A research in the United States earlier tested both visual and cognitive abilities of more than 2000 elderly, and found that the poorer the vision, the poorer the cognition. Read more..
Stroke is one of the common fatal diseases in Hong Kong. According to Hong Kong Hospital Authority, more than 2500 people died due to stroke directly!
Remember the acronym BE FAST which can help you to identify stroke!
B (Balance) – lost of balance, fall
Vitamin D plays a very important role in maintaining bones and muscle healthy, it can also help preventing cardiovascular disease.
Sunbathing is the best way to get vitamin D. So sunbath in this summer! However, avoid prolonged sunbathing or sunbathing at noon to reduce the risk of sunburn.