What's Up TopDoc? Hong Kong Doctors and Dentists Blog

Introducing the 1st medical blog

Reliable health information & tips, brought to you by HK doctors.

TopDoc's Elderly Care Campaign: Lesson nº8: Friendship more than for emotional balance

Going to the ballpark, visiting friends and playing bingo are simple diversions for many of us. But for the elderly, these social pastimes may play a critical role in preserving their physical and mental health. In fact, a new study suggests that the less time older people spend engaged in social activity, the faster their motor function tends to decline.

TopDoc's Elderly Care Campaign: Lesson nº7: Preventing Senior Falls.

Falling is very dangerous for elderly people. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls each year, which can lead to serious injuries, or even death. Injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas are also common in Hong Kong with 4,500 cases happening every year*. That in turn causes more


以往頸椎退化的年齡層多分佈在40-60歲, 但隨著電子產品及智能電話, 電腦, 遊戲機, iPad等產品的普及, 和小朋友從少養成書寫閱讀的壞姿勢壞習慣, 加上現今學業壓力, 少時間做運動, 現今因肩頸痛來求診的除人數增多外, 年齡層亦下調

TopDoc's Elderly Care Campaign: Lesson nº6: The use of Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme

In an attempt to enhance the primary care for the elderly, 2009 saw the introduction of the Elderly Healthcare Voucher Scheme. The interim review conducted during the second half of 2010 showed that the pilot program offered with $250.00 was widely acknowledged but with perhaps a lower than preferred adoption rate. The most telling of the facts are that only


Find the RIGHT doctor for you!

Choose among a selection of the most reputated doctors & dentists in Hong Kong. See real time agendas. Click on your preferred time slot & all you need to do is, show up!

Stay in the loop on TopDoc news and announcements!

Newsletter sign up

Have questions for a TopDoc?

Engage with him directly on TopDoc.

Connect and follow TopDoc

You have a really good health tip to share:

Post an article >>

Need help booking? Email us enquiry@topdoc.hk

Help ?
TopDoc Live Support _