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Volume 32, Number 6

November 2003

Challenges in Geriatric Medicine: Geriatric Services and Education

Ignatz Nascher first proposed disease and medical care of the aged as a separate specialty and invented the term “geriatrics” in 1909. However, the...

Aged Care Services in Singapore – An Overview

The last century has witnessed the establishment of geriatric medicine as a well-recognised medical specialty supported by a respectable body of evidence, which shows...

Aged Care Issues and Services in Australia

In Australia, the number of elderly people is increasing rapidly. In 2001, the population of Australia was approximately 19 million people and about 12.6%...

The Development of Geriatric Psychiatry Services in Singapore

The population of Singapore is ageing. In 2002, it was estimated that there were 252,700 persons aged >65 years, forming 7.5% of the population....

Urinary Incontinence in Older Persons: A Simple Approach to a Complex Problem

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine which is objectively demonstrable and is a social or hygienic problem. Trivial as it may sound,...