Mind Game: A Memory Workout
With the variety of memory games available as mobile applications, maintaining cognitive agility and health is just at your fingertips. However, as we speed ahead with digital technology, access to these apps are challenging to navigate for senior citizens who are advanced in age, especially those with dementia.
Addressing this gap, the team from the ABLE Studio at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) offers games specially designed to help dementia patients improve their memory. Associate Professor Philip Yap, senior consultant and director of KTPH's geriatric centre, shares more about these games and how they can train cognitive capabilities.
Right Foot Forward
Taking each step with confidence, the sandal, named “Silver Generation Footwear”, gives the added reassurance to elderly patients that they can move around with minimum risk of slipping and hurting themselves. With an increasingly ageing population, where one in four people will be aged 65 and above by 2030, healthcare innovations like the “Silver Generation Footwear” sets the stage for value added healthcare.
Developed by a collaboration of professionals in diverse fields within healthcare, the Silver Generation footwear was customised to provide good foot support by enhancing the footwear with appropriate width, changing static alignment, improving kinesiology factors, gait parameters and plantar pressure distribution.