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  1. Lifestyle - Health - ELDERLY

    Gerontology counselling lends an ear to the aged

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:39pm by SUNORY DUTT

    ... and community elders. It has now become much more formalised and professional. Gerontological counselling is an integral part of palliative care for the elderly in Hong Kong. With its ... a good quality of life. While the literature documenting the effectiveness of counselling often concentrates on younger populations, there is a growing body of work examining gerontological ...

  2. 100 and counting

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Jane Parry

    ... LI YEUNG AND Lee Shi are members of one of Hong Kong's most exclusive clubs. Both are centenarians and according to the 2001 census, Hong Kong is home to only 697 people over the age of 100. Neither of the women has had an easy life. Both recall hard ...

  3. Government must face challenges resulting from ageing population

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... personnel with tailored gerontological education. Many overseas universities have started bachelor's programmes in gerontology. Tailored education in gerontology equips these people with: ... health and social care using a holistic and one-stop approach. In Hong Kong, tailored education in gerontology is urgently needed to attract more young people to the profession. Most importantly, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    Exercise can stave off ageing

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline healthpost@scmp.com Seniors the world over are learningthat it's never too late to take upa sport, writesRachel Jaqueline Get the wrinkles out Getting older was not an excuse to slow down for masters swimming champion Mabel Leung Yu ...

  5. Three elderly abandoned and more mistreated

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Three elderly people were abandoned by relatives in Hong Kong last year and abuse cases of the elderly increased 15 per cent to 368- but a welfare group says this is just 'the tip of the iceberg'. Against Elderly ...

  6. Count up those as calories as you consume and burn

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com Spark People Food and Fitness Tracker- Free Rating 10/10 Absolutely shocking: who would've thought that my favourite tipple, a glass of whisky, would cost a massive 270 calories? But the damage was already done as I ...

  7. A matter of three degrees

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bachelor of science programmes are in gerontology, and in exercise science and health education, while the third one is bachelor of social science in global studies. The CUHK programme in gerontology is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. 'The programme will equip students with professional knowledge in programme planning, project co-ordination and implementation, as well ...

  8. Family accounts for most elderly abuse

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A study on elderly abuse showed that almost half of the abusers were the victims' children, while some 28 per cent were their spouses. The Hong Kong Christian Service reviewed the 92 elderly abuse cases it had handled under its Elder Ab ...

  9. Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by James Robertson

    ... James Robertson Mortal Coil: A Short History of Living Longer by David Boyd Haycock Yale University Press HK$240 'To philosophise,' Montaigne wrote, 'is to learn to die.' He was paraphrasing Cicero and making an ancient point: only by ...

  10. A long shot at extended life

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison Longevity may be something we strive for through exercise, diet and building healthy relationships, but researchers have made a breakthrough with an injection that could potentially increase our lifespan. According to a report on healthda ...




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