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Seniors 06 Sep 2018 | 6:00 AM

71-year-old Combat FC co-founder John Lim is fighting fit for his age

Capt John Lim has learned all kinds of martial arts and qigong. He still retains his youthful looks and a full head of black hair, thanks to his positive outlook and healthy lifestyle.

Seniors 07 Sep 2018 | 6:00 AM

When earwax becomes a health problem

It seems so innocuous, but having too much earwax poses an unrecognised risk in long-term care for the elderly, with effects that reach beyond hearing loss.

Seniors 08 Sep 2018 | 6:06 AM

Predicting Alzheimer’s disease with an eye test

An eye exam, tested in a small group of senior volunteers, shows promise in predicting Alzheimer’s decades before symptoms appear.

Malaysia 08 Sep 2018 | 7:01 AM

Tour leaders: Small role, big responsibility

There’s more to a tour leader’s job than to just wave tiny flags around for their travel group to see. This week, we take a look at what tour leaders do.

Seniors 21 Sep 2018 | 9:02 AM

For better or for worse: Loving someone with dementia

Alzheimer’s disease exerts a heavy toll on patients and their loved ones. Support services and education to help families cope are urgently needed.

Seniors 08 Oct 2018 | 6:06 AM

Old is still gold: Debunking negative stereotypes about ageing

It’s time to debunk negative stereotypes and change the way we think about ageing.

Books 10 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Taiwanese author Lung Ying-tai appreciates older folks' life experiences

Taiwanese author and cultural commentator Lung Ying-tai shares the lesson she learned about dismissing the wisdom of older folk when, as a teenager, she summarily dismissed an aged lecturer only learning after he died how much wisdom he had to share.

Seniors 11 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

An easy way to test for Alzheimer’s disease

In a landmark study, researchers say a simple memory test with word lists correctly identifies those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Seniors 13 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Forever young: China's 'dancing aunties' kick up their heels

A public dance craze that has become China's national pastime has been extolled by its government as a great way to keep healthy.