​Geriatric Medicine - Doctor Q&A

As we age, we might be faced with health concerns like frailty, dementia and the decrease in bone density. Our daily functions might be affected by the process of ageing but what can we do to manage these health concerns? For January’s Q&A forum, find out from our geriatric specialist on how you can better prepare yourself and your loved ones for the golden years ahead.

Answering your questions is Dr Alexis Ang Guat Cheng, Consultant from the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH), a member of the SingHealth group.

This forum is open from 1 Jan to 27 Jan 2020.

 

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About Dr Alexis Ang Guat Cheng

Dr Alexis Ang Guat Cheng is a consultant at Department of Geriatric Medicine in Changi General Hospital. She received her medical degree from National University of Ireland in 2004 and completed her specialist training in Geriatric Medicine from Changi General Hospital.

She has experience in managing acute and chronic complex general medical issues in the elderly. Her interests include falls and frailty, orthogeriatrics, incontinence, depression, delirium, dementia and deconditioning in the elderly. She is also experienced in managing end of life issues in the elderly including end stage organ disease and advanced care planning.

Dr Alexis Ang believes in ageing gracefully with a person-centered care and effective communication as her main tenets. She is passionate in teaching and continues to nurture the next generation of geriatrician. She is also involved in clinical research.

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