Thursday, 30 November 2017

More help for mentally incapacitated elderly with no family support


Seniors who have lost their mental capacity and lack family support will have the option of turning to Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to make important decisions for them under a new Government initiative to be launched in early 2018, was announced by the Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee.

The scheme, called Community Kin Service, will allow VWOs to apply for a court order to manage a fixed sum of their clients’ finances. The court will require a doctor to certify that the client is mentally incapable of making financial-related decisions.

The VWOs will also be granted the right to administer payment to service providers for their charges’ personal, healthcare and household needs.

Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-help-for-mentally-incapacitated-elderly-with-no-family-9450286

Children who are physically active have greater brain power


Children who are fitter have more brain power, according to new research.

A study of eight to 11-year-olds found exercise boosted grey matter in nine different areas.

These were important for cognition, executive function and academic achievement, say scientists.

It is the first time the dramatic effect of physical activity on the structure of the brain has been identified.

Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5114395/Children-exercise-brain-power.html

Prunes are good for building strong bones


Eating 10 (dried) prunes a day will slow down bone loss that occurs naturally.

A study by a Dr Bahram Arjmandi from Florida State University, found that women who ate prunes over 12 months have significantly higher bone mineral density (BMD) in their bodies.

A follow-up study from the same group of women 5 years later showed that those women who ate prunes in the study, still maintained a higher BMD scores even the women did not consume prunes regularly in the 5 years since.

Ref:
1) https://www.algaecal.com/expert-insights/prunes-and-osteoporosis/
2) https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/top-benefits-of-prunes-prune-juice#iron

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