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​​​​Learn About Common Conditions

Find out more about some of the common chronic conditions faced by seniors in Singapore today, their signs and symptoms, and treatment options. Get caregiving advice on taking care of loved ones with stroke or cancer also. If you are taking care of a loved one with dementia or mental health conditions, you can also find out more about the conditions, and the support available to help your loved one live well in the community.


Common Chronic Conditions



Stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted, leading to brain damage. A common effect of stroke is a physical disability which may linger on. Learn how to be prepared at home for your loved one's everyday life.


The term “cancer” refers to a group of diseases characterised by abnormal cell growth. Unlike normal cells, cancer cells divide and grow uncontrollably, and these excess cells form a mass of tissue called a tumour.