6 Startups Tackling The Problem of Modern Aging

6 startups pitched their ideas at the finale event for Modern Aging Singapore on Dec 5. If you didn’t already know, Modern Aging Singapore is a 4-month program in Singapore that was launched this year by ACCESS Health. During this period, it takes participants from ideation into a viable business plan through workshops and mentorships. My company has a significant interest in the problem – or rather, opportunity – of the rapidly aging population in countries like Japan, China and Singapore. In particular, around creating digitally-supported programs to prevent or delay...

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Sobering truths about dementia

Over the weekend, I attended a symposium on dementia, for primary care physicians, organised by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and chaired by Dr Philip Yap. There were many interesting conversations, in particular during the Q&A session, especially centred around the screening and prevention of dementia. It is a very pressing problem indeed. The situation today It is estimated that approximately 10% of the population above the age of 65 has dementia. Taking one of our ‘townships’ in Singapore as an example – Chong Pang : There are approximately 320 patients with dementia in...

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