Breaking Societal Perceptions: How Care Should Be with Prof. Tan Maw Pin

What should care look like for seniors? What does it mean for seniors to be empowered to live independently? How does one approach the topic of dignity with their parents or grandparents?

by PC Gan

Being old does not equate to disability over time. In this episode of the Homage Web Series, our Homage Country Manager, PC Gan anchors the conversation with Prof. Tan Maw Pin to dig deeper on the topic of independence, dignity, and the importance of early prevention for senior loved ones.

Stay tuned to learn more about how we can support seniors in active ageing as well as having a proactive approach when it comes to healthcare for seniors.

Prof. Tan Maw Pin is a Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Malaya with over 11 years of experience. In the UK, she started her career as a House Officer in Derby and a Senior House Officer at Nottingham City Hospital. She proceeded to assume the role of Consultant Geriatrician with a Specialist Interest in Falls and Syncope at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital before returning home to Malaysia. She is the founder and managing director of ACT4Health, a spin-off company to disseminate local research, and the Director of the Genting Dementia Day Care Centre and Aged Care Services Sdn Bhd. 

[00:35] Where does the responsibility lie when it comes to senior care? | [05:23] What about the concept of giving back to our parents and their filial expectation? | [21:04] How else can we make healthcare accessible in the current pandemic | [27:20] What other ongoing research on the Malaysian geriatric population are underway and how will these studies help in the long-term planning of our ageing population?

Full transcript: here

Disclaimer: This information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional health advice. To seek further medical advice for your medical condition, do consult your doctor, therapist or go to the nearest health institution to get assistance. This video only represents the speaker’s view on the topic with regards to caregiving. 


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