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Aging

Aging : Gets Healthier

Aging gets healthier

W e l c o m e

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital.    

The world’s population is getting older. Thailand’s seniors now account for over ten percent of the Thai population; by 2027, that figure is likely to reach 20 percent.     

This issue of Better Health focuses special attention on the important health issues affecting senior adults.

Highlights from This Issue

Welcome

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital.    

The world’s population is getting older. Thailand’s seniors now account for over ten percent of the Thai population; by 2027, that figure is likely to reach 20 percent.     

This issue of Better Health focuses special attention on the important health issues affecting senior adults.

Aging without disease

The gift of long life is more precious when those extra years are lived in good health. But many still spend their golden years confronting one health problem after another. For expert insight on healthier aging, Better Health turned to Dr. Lily Chaisompong, a Bumrungrad specialist in geriatric health with many years of experience helping patients enjoy healthier, higher quality senior years.

ACTIVE AT EVERY AGE - Exercise is the key to healthier retirement years

Seniors who exercise can look forward to the rewards of active living: longer, healthier lives and fewer threats of serious illness.

Retirement is supposed to be the beginning of a more carefree stage of life, as the responsibilities of career and raising children give way to freedom and free time to pursue favorite hobbies, travel to new places and devotion to grandchildren. But retirement reality often turns out quite different; many seniors spend more time with their doctors than their grandkids as they deal with frequent health problems, bouts of depression or declining cognitive abilities. 

M.D. Focus

Get to know our doctors

Meet four Bumrungrad physicians who share their thoughts on a range of heart-related healthcare issues.


AGING BRAIN - Normal memory lapse, or a sign of something serious?

Nothing escapes the aging process, the brain included. The brain’s normal aging process means the older we get, the more memory lapses we experience. We can also expect the brain’s speed and sharpness to continue their gradual, normal decline. But forgetfulness that affects a senior’s daily activities may be a sign of the more serious medical problem known as dementia. 

Q & A

The aging process is a catalyst for many physical changes, including some that cause health problems. For this edition of Q&A, Dr. Lily Chaisompong, a specialist in geriatric medicine at Bumrungrad, answers readers’ questions on age-related health issues.

Health Briefs

 

- Damaging duo of diabetes and heart failure  

- Osteoporosis added to obesity’s heavy toll 

- Silent strokes a leading cause of memory loss in seniors

 

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