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Malaysia needs good community support and better medical facilities and health policies for its seniors as we rapidly become an ageing population.
Doctors need to be aware that senior citizens might have different priorities when it comes to surgery, than younger patients.
KUANTAN: The jubilant people of Pahang are not only proud that their Ruler is the King but they are also appreciative of his humble ways.
Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS), this biennial conference is aimed at promoting healthy ageing by educating healthcare professionals and the public on ageing-related issues.
This final piece in our 'Unsung Angels' special report on palliative care looks at the vivid images captured by documentary photographer SC Shekar, as he hopes to create more awareness of the need for palliative care.
Most doctors are not trained in how to tell a patient that their disease has no cure and that they are dying, and many deliver the message badly.
In the final part of our series on palliative care, patients share how Hospis Malaysia has helped them manage their pain and symptoms, which has improved their quality of life.
In the second of a three-part series on palliative care, nurses talk about their role in helping patients and their families manage the challenges that a serious illness bring.