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Ageing with Grace -The Complete Caregiver's Guide
“This unique resource is a collection of information, experience and professional advice that is thoughtfully designed to assist the caregivers throughout the entire journey of caregiving, beginning from positive and active ageing, managing functional and medical frailty, right through to end-of-life issues where there is an appropriate shift in the goals of care towards comfort and dignity.”
— Associate Professor Chin Jing Jih Director, Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing
Divisional Chairman, Division of Integrative and Community Care
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

"Ageing with Grace: The Complete Caregiver’s Guide" is a handbook on holistic caregiving that offers practical tools, comprehensive information and support. It helps the caregiver to better understand the current issues of the older adult, anticipate future challenges, and be well prepared for the journey ahead. The older adult can continue to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. The caregiver too, will be able to find peace of mind as he tends to his loved one.

This book contains:
• Contributions from over 40 multi-disciplinary health care professionals
• Advice on various aspects, from managing the older adult’s chronic diseases, dementia, fall prevention, wound care and terminal discharge, to self-care for the caregiver
• Quick tips – essential information at a glance
• Clear step-by-step instructions with photographs – in the areas of exercise, diet planning, urinary catheter management and many more
• List of helpful resources in the community

Acne: Facts And Tips For Clean Skin

Pimples. Zits. Whatever you call them, acne is the most common skin complaint among us, especially with teenagers.

Apart from the pain and discomfort caused by pus-filled eruptions on the skin, sufferers of acne do not have an easy time, struggling with oily skin, deep scars caused by improper handling (picking and squeezing), and self-consciousness leading to poor self-esteem.

The doctors, medical social counsellors and skin disease experts of the National Skin Centre of Singapore have written this handbook specially for acne sufferers. Edited by Professor Goh Chee Leok and Dr Chua Sze Hon, this full colour edition addresses issues such as :

  • the nature of acne vulgaris
  • aggravating factors and associated conditions
  • types of scarring - box-car, rolling, keloidal, etc.
  • myths about acne
  • recommended treatments
  • conventional and alternative therapies
  • strategies for coping with the psychosocial aspects of the disease and the latest research findings.

Acne: Facts And Tips For Clean Skin is an invaluable guide for anyone suffering from acne.


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Wish I Knew - Caring For The Sick At Home

Wish I Knew - Caring for the Sick at Home tells you and your family about:

  • caring for caregivers
  • tube feeding
  • choosing the right clothes for an invalid
  • catheters
  • safety precautions at home
  • preventing bedsores
  • coping with death and loss
  • numbers to call in case of an emergency

Susie Kong and Tisa Ng provide quick, simple and practical solutions for when your family or a caregiver has to take of loved ones at home, particularly the aged sick, on a long-term basis.


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Delusions, Possession Or Imagination?

This book is for people who suffer from psychosis, for those who live with someone with the illness, and for those who need to learn more about psychosis. They include doctors, teachers and other educationists, counsellors, and welfare and social workers who work with young people. This book gives:

  • information on the causes, symptoms and treatment of psychosis
  • a holistic case management approach
  • tips on how to stay well and avoid a relapse
  • tips on problem-solving and caregiving
  • personal accounts that offer us a window into psychotic's lonely inner world
  • generally held myths and misconceptions about psychosis
  • useful contacts for help and information

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Moving On With Parkinson's Disease (Chinese)

In Singapore, Parkinson's disease afflicts about 3 out of every 1,000 people over the age of 50, and, as Parkinson's Disease Society (Singapore) informs us, is a particularly relevant concern given our ageing population. Moving on with Parkinson's Disease is an essential and concise guide to the disease, touching upon such issues as symptoms, treatment strategies, managing related symptoms, managing daily activities, communicating and swallowing, exercise and movement, managing diets and social support and community resources. Written by a team of healthcare professionals, it is packed with informative tips and illustrations, and features many stories of encouragement and hope from doctors, patients and caregivers.


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Moving On With Parkinson's Disease (English)
In Singapore, Parkinson's disease afflicts about 3 out of every 1,000 people over the age of 50, and, as Parkinson's Disease Society (Singapore) informs us, is a particularly relevant concern given our ageing population. Moving on with Parkinson's Disease is an essential and concise guide to the disease, touching upon such issues as symptoms, treatment strategies, managing related symptoms, managing daily activities, communicating and swallowing, exercise and movement, managing diets and social support and community resources. Written by a team of healthcare professionals, it is packed with informative tips and illustrations, and features many stories of encouragement and hope from doctors, patients and caregivers.


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Beating The Blues - Getting A Grip On Depression

Beating the Blues is a book every person should read. It is not just for people who suffer from depression, but also for those who are helping sufferers of this debilitating illness. Depression, like death, is no respecter of persons. It can affect anyone, anytime, any place - for all sorts of reasons, in various life seasons. Even children and youth are susceptible. It is a serious problem, and must not be ignored.

In this book, learn about the causes of depression and what you can do to find appropriate help - from medication "talk therapy" to alternative treatments. Glean from the reflective insights of this professional team of mental health caregivers, and learn how it is possible to beat the blues.


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Grown Men Don't Cry And Other Myths Of Mental Illness

Mental illness is a subject in which most of us have preconceived ideas, many of which are out of date with the practice of modern psychiatry. This lack of understanding creates a social stigma around those who suffer from mental illness, often preventing them from seeking or getting the proper treatment. This is especially damaging given the range of effective treatments available.

Written by a leading team of senior physicians from the Institute of Mental Health, Grown Men Don't Cry provides a concise and factual reconsideration of key "myths" of mental illness. Clearly presented with illustrative stories and case studies throughout, this invaluable resource lays to rest outdated concepts of mental illness and gives an emotional dimension to those who suffer from it. General readers and healthcare professionals will find this book an excellent source of encouragement and factual information.


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Eczema: Relief From Atopic Dermatitis

"An itch that erupts, not an eruption that itches."

That is the nasty reputation of atopic dermatitis, better known as eczema. Not only must sufferers resist the constant urge to scratch, they have to put up with all the other downsides of this too frequently encountered skin disease: unsightly patches of dry, thickened and damaged skin, neverending applications of steroid creams, avoidance of favourite foods.

The National Skin Centre of Singapore has put together this handbook specially for sufferers and non-sufferers alike. Written by its pool of doctors and medical social counsellors, and edited by Professor Goh Chee Leok and Dr Chua Sze Hon, this full-colour edition addresses issues like:

  • the nature of atopic dermatitis
  • factors that aggravate it and associated conditions
  • signs, symptoms and possible complications
  • available treatments
  • conventional and alternative therapies
  • strategies for coping with the psychosocial aspects of the disease
  • the latest research findings

Eczema: Relief From Atopic Dermatitis is the book that will make atopic dermatitis easy to handle.


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Doctor, I Have Cancer. Can You Help Me? (Chinese)

"Doctor, I have cancer. Can you help me?" This is a question that Dr Ang Peng Tiam has heard numerous times over the course of his distinguished career as one of Asia's leading oncologists.

This book shows the human face of cancer, relating the journey of a dozen patients - facing their diagnoses, struggling with medical jargon, trying alternative therapies and, a for few, finding out how many months they have left to do everything they had always wanted. Some beat the odds, others don't. But their stories reveal hope, strength and, ultimately, grace in the face of despair. Written simply and compassionately, with characteristic humour and a rare insight into his patients' lives, Dr Ang explains the truth behind the many medical aspects of cancer and demonstrates that medicine is not only about finding a cure, but beating the disease - on our own terms.


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