Ask The Expert

Understanding stroke

Q. I have several questions about stroke – what are the main risk factors? What are the common signs of stroke? How common is a stroke? Why is it important to call 995 for an ambulance?


Co-ownership of property

Q. What is the difference between co-ownership as joint tenants or as tenants-in-common?


Root canal treatment

Q. Is root canal the root cause of chronic degenerative disease? Is this true or just a myth? Is the treatment a safe or viable option to save our teeth?


Getting more hunched/curved

Q. I feel I am getting more hunched/curved in my back – what can I do about it?


Protect yourself against the haze

Q. With the haze, can you share some tips on how older adults can protect themselves?


Ad-hoc help for fragile elderly

Q. Are there any relevant agencies/voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs) that provide ad-hoc services such as accompanying fragile elderly for medical appointments, visiting markets and parks, etc. Some elderly may not need to hire a full-time helper but just need some help when they go out, especially if they are on […]


Joint treatment

Q. Is glucosamine tablets better or transdermal creams?


Skin growths

Q. What is the difference between a callus, corn, blister and wart?


Pillow talk

Q: Is it true that as we age, we don’t need that much sleep?


Juggling multiple medications

Q: I am having a hard time juggling multiple medications. Can you give me tips on how best to deal with this problem?