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Monthly Caregiver Talk – Getting to Know Your Medicine

Sharing isn't caring when it comes to meds – you should only take medications prescribed to you. NTFGH's Pharmacist Isabelle Lim shares why it is important to monitor your medication, and what can be done to ensure medication safety and adherence.

 The online talk was held on 25 May 2024.


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Monthly Caregiver Talk – Delirium: Are you aware of it?

Delirium can cause a sudden disruption in the ability to think clearly, leading to confusion and difficulty in maintaining attention. JCH's Assistant Nurse Clinician Phoebe Hoh shares useful information about the condition, including the causes, signs and symptoms, as well as management strategies.

The online talk was held on 27 April 2024.


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Monthly Caregiver Talk - Autism and ADHD in Adults and Older Adolescents: A Mental Health Perspective

Did you know that autism and ADHD can happen in adults and older adolescents? Hear from NTFGH's Psychologist Sofie Teoh as she discusses autism, autistic masking and its impact on mental health, strategies for coping with adult autism, and useful information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

The online talk was held on 30 March 2024.


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Monthly Caregiver Talk - Start Planning with Your Loved Ones: Advance Care Planning and Lasting Power of Attorney

​Discussions on Advance Care Planning (ACP) and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can help your loved ones when they are faced with stressful medical situations. Hear from JCH's Senior Medical Social Worker Jenny Wong as she shares how caregivers can kickstart conversations about ACP and LPA to better understand their loved ones' preferences and wishes.

The online talk was held on 24 February 2024.

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Monthly Caregiver Talk - Assisting our loved ones with communication and swallowing difficulties

​What communication and swallowing problems are common in the elderly, and how are they diagnosed? NTFGH's Speech Therapist Alison Tan shares useful caregiver tips and strategies to ensure swallowing safety in this webinar.

The online talk was held on 27 January 2024. 


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Monthly Caregiver Talk: A Healthier You

​What we eat can make a big difference to our health. How can we make healthy eating a way of life? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital's Dietitian Shanice Lim shares tips and what we can do to ensure variety in our diet in this webinar.

The online talk was held on 16 December 2023.

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Monthly Caregiver Talk: Keeping On Your Toes
Wearing covered shoes without socks can potentially lead to fungal skin infections. What are some ways to take care of your feet? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital's Senior Podiatrist, Ms Chen Xi, shares tips on healthy foot care and how to choose the right footwear in this webinar. 

The online talk was held on 25 November 2023.


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JCH Caregiver Talk: I Can't Hear Well! How to Manage Hearing Loss

​While more common in older adults, hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. What are the signs and causes of hearing loss and what are the intervention options? NTFGH’s Senior Audiologist Andrew Teng shares more in this webinar. 

The online talk was held on 28 October 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Awareness, Brushing and Care: The ABC of Dentistry

​Can mouthwash substitute toothbrushing and flossing? Hear from Dr Wong Li Beng (Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Restorative & Preventive Dentistry, NTFGH) who will also explain how gum disease and tooth loss can impact quality of life. 

The online talk was held on 30 September 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Vision Changes As We Age - Is It Time For a (New) Pair of Glasses?

​Does your elderly loved one complain about deteriorating vision? What kind of glasses are suitable for old age, and when should they change to a new pair of glasses? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Optometrist Fifiana Tan explains how caregivers can manage vision changes in the elderly. 

The online talk was held on 26 August 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Caring For Our Loved Ones After Hip & Knee Surgery

​Physical therapy and exercises are crucial for regaining strength, flexibility and mobility after a hip and knee surgery. Jurong Community Hospital’s Physiotherapist Chai Jie Wei shares more info on what caregivers can do to restore movement in their loved ones’ joints after the surgery. 

The online talk was held on 29 July 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Falls Prevention for Elderly

​In Singapore, many falls among older adults occur at home, and the majority of these falls are due to accidental or environmental factors. Falls can negatively affect the elderly and decrease their quality of life. Jurong Community Hospital’s Occupational Therapist Elizabeth Low explains what caregivers can do to prevent their loved ones from falling at home. 

The online talk was held on 24 June 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Assisting Our Loved Ones With Communication and Swallowing Difficulties

Communication and swallowing problems are common in the elderly. What role does the caregiver play in caring for them? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Speech Therapist Jeanette Wong shares tips and what to look out for when an elderly faces communication or swallowing difficulties. 

The online talk was held on 27 May 2023.

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JCH Caregiver: Caring of Patients Who Require Nasogastric Tube Feeding

​Nasogastric tube feeding is done for individuals who are unable to eat or drink by mouth. It can also be started for individuals who are unable to consume enough food or fluids orally to meet their daily nutritional requirements. Jurong Community Hospital’s Nurse Clinician Nellie Tan shares what caregivers should take note of. 

The online talk was held on 29 April 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Start Planning With Your Loved Ones – Advance Care Planning & Lasting Power of Attorney

​Completing your Advance Care Planning (ACP) can help alleviate decision-making burden off your loved ones during stressful medical situations. Doing your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to pre-emptively choose a reliable and trusted proxy decision maker to act in your best interests, should you lose your mental capacity one day. In this webinar, hear from JCH’s Senior Medical Social Worker Khoo Chew Yen and NTFGH’s Advance Care Planning Facilitator Sim Siew Ting. 

The online talk was held on 25 March 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Connect With Your Teen

​Teenage years are never easy and they can be full of changes. What are some strategies for effective communication and building stronger parent-child bonds? Find out from NTFGH’s Psychologist Eunice Lim how parents can use their children’s teenage years to strengthen bonds with them, and also provide a safe space for adolescents to explore their identity. 

The online talk was held on 25 February 2023. 

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GOLDEN Programme

​Find our more about the GOLDEN Programme through this video featuring Mr and Mrs Tng who are both older adult cancer survivors sharing about their cancer journey in NCIS and their experience with the NCIS GOLDEN programme. 

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Medication Management

​Keeping a medication list can help patients with multiple medications avoid problems like wastage of medications, under or overuse of medications, as well as unwanted side effects. Get caregiver tips from JCH’s Pharmacist Charmaine Sng on how patients can take medicines correctly and safely at home. 

The online talk was held on 28 January 2023.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Oral Health Care for the Elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease
Elderly with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) have poorer oral health, and it is likely to decline as the neurologic disorder progresses. Hence, it is important for caregivers to ensure that seniors with AD receive routine oral health care. In this webinar, Dr Madeleine Tan (Associate Consultant, Division of Restorative & Preventive Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, NTFGH) shares tips on what you can do if your loved one is resistant to oral care. 

The online talk was held on 17 December 2022.

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Inside OT 手术台上 Episode 8

​Episode 8: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Appendicectomy & Small Bowel Resection
Broadcast Date: 13 December 2022, 9pm

Follow NTFGH patients Mdm Ang, Ms Ng and Mdm Seetharam on their journey as they undergo an appendicectomy, a cholecystectomy and a small bowel resection surgery led by Dr Thng Yongxian, Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, and Dr Oh Han Boon, Consultant, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Department of General Surgery.


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Inside OT 手术台上 Episode 6
Episode 6: Parathyroidectomy & Whipple Surgery 
Broadcast date: 29 November 2022, 9pm 

Follow NTFGH patients Mdm Rosna and Mdm Tan on their journey as they undergo a Whipple surgery and parathyroidectomy respectively led by Dr Thng Yongxian, Consultant, Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, and Dr Oh Han Boon, Consultant, Division of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Department of General Surgery.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Healthy Eating Made Easy
What we eat can make a big difference to our health. As we age, eating habits evolve. How can we make healthy eating a way of life, so that our nutritional needs are met? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s dietitian Lee Loo Yee shares tips in this webinar. 

The online talk was held on 26 November 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Keeping On Your Toes

​Choosing appropriate footwear is essential in preventing foot blisters or wounds. How can caregivers ensure proper foot care for seniors? Find out from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Podiatrist Jolene Tai In this webinar. 

The online talk was held on 29 October 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Understanding Noise-Induced Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids

How much noise can you be exposed to before it becomes a health concern? What can caregivers look out for when seniors start using hearing aids? Hear from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital's Audiologist Lee Si Ting in this webinar.

The online talk was held on 24 September 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Vision Changes As We Age

Does your elderly loved one complain about deteriorating vision? How often should they go for eye screenings? Hear Ng Teng Fong General Hospital's Optometrist Fifiana Tan share useful eye care tips and debunk common myths about eye conditions.

The online talk was held on 27 August 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Catch Yourself Before You Fall
Falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults, and many of these falls happen at home. Jurong Community Hospital’s Senior Physiotherapist Tou Yu Fang will share the risks and consequences of falls in the elderly, and what caregivers can do to help prevent falls!

The online talk was held on 30 July 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Improving Your Mobility with a Motorised Scooter
Motorised scooters and powered wheelchairs are meant for individuals who have limitations in their mobility. These devices are a common sight in Singapore, but there are some dos and don’ts to note. Hear more from our Occupational Therapists! 

The online talk was held on 25 June 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Medication Management
While taking medication allows you to manage your disease condition, it is important to take it correctly in the right amount, at the right time, in the right method. Jurong Community Hospital’s Pharmacist Syatirah Harun will share the importance of medication management, what caregivers should look out for, and how to ensure the medications are safe for you. 

The online talk was held on 28 May 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Nursing Our Loved Ones Back at Home
Being a caregiver can be challenging, and you may experience stress while trying to care for your loved one at home. How can this can managed, and where can you get support? Our Nurse Clinician Zaiton Binte Osman shares tips. 

The online talk was held on 29 April 2022.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: "I can’t hear well” – Breaking the sound barrier: Hearing loss, its impact and treatment options
What are the signs of hearing loss? Does hearing loss only affect the elderly? Will hearing aids worsen my hearing? 

Associate Consultant, Dr Linette Tan from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and talks about the common causes of hearing loss, how it impacts you and about the treatment options available.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and your health. Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s of sleep, you might have obstructive sleep apnoea, which is associated with increased risk of hypertension, stroke and cardiac arrhythmias. 

Dr Hu Huixin, Associate Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, talks about the impact of snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea on our health. Find out how we can manage it. This talk was conducted in mandarin.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: "Why is my sinus not getting better?"

Not all allergies present itself the same way. However, nasal allergy is one of the most common form of allergy presentation. 

Learn about the different presentations of allergy, their associations, and treatment options for nasal allergies, beyond the use of steroids.

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Hear Well, Breathe Right: Ear infections - All that you need to know

​Ear infections frequently lead to discharge and hearing loss. While most are mild, it can be a sign of chronic middle ear disease which can lead to many complications if left untreated.

Learn about the common causes of ear infection from A/Prof Raymond Ngo, Head and Senior Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and when you should be seeking medical attention.


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Hear Well, Breathe Right: Blocked Nose - When to be concerned?

Dr Ng Chew Lip, Consultant from the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery answers questions and discusses the underlying causes and latest treatments of nasal obstruction, from nasal medications to rhinoplasty.

This health talk is part of Hear Well, Breathe Right, a brand new public health education series brought to you by the Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) team from Ng Teng Fong General Hospital. Find out more about related talks here.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Healthcare Financing and Caregiver Resources

As our population ages, Singapore will see a rise in informal caregiving. It is never too early to start planning for care, and recognise that there is no need to face the burden of healthcare expenses alone. Our Medical Social Worker Karen Wong shares more about healthcare financing and caregiver resources, so that caregivers can have peace of mind. 

The online talk was held on 26 March 2022.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Assisting Our Loved Ones with Communication and Swallowing Difficulties

​What are some of the common communication and swallowing problems in the elderly, and what should caregivers look out for when related issues arise? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Speech Therapist will share tips on how to tackle communication problems and ensure swallow safety.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: A Healthier You

With most of us spending more time at home, it is common to feel peckish. What should we do if we feel like bingeing on snacks? Should we have home-cooked meals, enjoy eating out, or indulge in the convenience of takeaway food? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Dietitian Jerrold Tan shares tips on how you can help yourself and your loved ones eat healthily.


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JCH Caregiver Talk: Caring for Your Feet

​Due to the pandemic, people are spending more time at home than before. Are our feet getting neglected as a result? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Podiatrist Melissa Lee shares tips on how caregivers can protect their loved ones’ feet at home, as well as insights on prevention of fungal infections, best choice of shoes and what to take note of when trimming toe nails.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Managing Hearing Loss and Hearing Care Tips

​1 in 6 Singaporeans suffer from disabling hearing loss which affects their everyday communication. What can be done to manage hearing loss, and how to hearing aids help? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Senior Audiologist Jasmine Liew explains how caregivers can support their loved ones at home, shares hearing care tips and explains the considerations of choosing a hearing aid.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Understanding Vision Changes in the Elderly and What You Can Do About Them

​Does your elderly loved one complain about deteriorating vision? Should your senior at home be watching drama series on mobile devices? What kind of glasses are suited for old age? Ng Teng Fong General Hospital’s Optometrist Fifiana Tan explains how caregivers can manage vision changes in the elderly, addresses common myths about eye conditions, and shares eye care tips.

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JCH Caregiver Talk: Improving the Mobility of Our Loved Ones

​63% of the falls among elderly happen at home. Where do they commonly occur, and what can caregivers do to prevent them? Jurong Community Hospital’s Senior Occupational Therapist Sonia Mariam Kurien shares tips and the factors to consider when choosing an appropriate assistive device for seniors.

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2024/05/27