National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) www.nasam.org
According to Nasam, stroke is the third largest cause of death in Malaysia. Only cancer and heart attacks kill more. It is the No.3 killer of middle-aged people. Nasam’s youngest stroke patient is a six-year-old girl.
Stroke is a form of cardiovascular disease but it attacks the brain which is full of blood vessels. The brain receives 20% of your body’s blood which carries vital supplies of oxygen and nutrients. When a blood vessel in your brain bursts or gets clogged, supply stops. That part of the brain starts to die. You have a stroke, very silently.
Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia www.adfm.org.my
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate effecting about 50% of men aged 60 years and above. This enlargement is a normal consequence of aging and is rarely life threatening but may produce distressing symptoms.
The prevalence of BPH is said to be high, but patients’ only seek treatment when a critical level of bother has been reached. In Malaysia, results from a campaign on health awareness of BPH in Hospital Kuala Lumpur found a prevalence of 35/100 in self referred participants aged 50 years and above.
Visit of National Alzheimer's Caregiver Online Network http://admalaysia.ning.com
Dementia is one of the common chronic diseases affecting one in 10 of people over the age of 65, and one in four over the age of 85. It is likely that the direct and indirect cost of dementia care will increase considerably.
Games like playing cards, bingo, dominos, mahjong, identifying and arranging various colours and shapes, and many such activities augment cognitive stimulation and improves interpersonal interactions among clients.
Malaysian Urological Association www.muacme.org
Malaysian Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org.my
Diabetes is one of the most Prevalent chronic diseases among Malaysian. It is also well known that more than half of diabetic cases will eventually develop pathological changes in end organs.
Arthritis Foundation Malaysia www.afm.org.my