3Novices:Half of Singapore’s elderly found to be frail, mostly due to malnutrition

By Tan Weizhen

A study spanning 14 years and counting has found that half of the elderly in Singapore are frail — especially the low-income, and those who are single, divorced or widowed — due to factors including malnutrition, lack of exercise and having chronic diseases.

With the number of the elderly living alone set to rise, the researchers of the National University of Singapore study yesterday noted that elderly who are frail are twice as likely to die earlier compared…
June 20, 2017 at 11:15AM
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