Overcoming Loneliness in the Golden Years

Overcoming Loneliness in the Golden Years

13 September 2019

10:00AM - 10:45AM

45mins

Genexis Theatre, Connexis Tower, Level 5


Loneliness is a social epidemic that can lead to a loss of interest in our daily routine of eating, exercising, socialising and keeping abreast of current affairs. A study of 3450 Singaporean seniors by Duke-NUS Medical School shows how older adults are acutely affected by loneliness; becoming increasingly withdrawn and falling prey to deteriorating health.  

Join Prof Angelique Chan Wei-Ming as she shares the impact of loneliness on our senior citizens and how to maximise their life expectancy in the golden years.

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Speaker

Dr Rahul Malhotra

Dr Rahul Malhotra

Assistant Professor at the Program in Health Services and Systems Research
Head of Research at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Rahul Malhotra is Assistant Professor at the Program in Health Services and Systems Research and the Head of Research at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. A physician and public health researcher, Dr Malhotra’s research focuses on the vulnerability associated with ageing. Within this area, his research agenda is to develop an evidence base that enables understanding, measurement and alleviation of vulnerability, resulting from physical, psychological, social and health service factors, among older adults. His specific areas of interest are (1) measurement of frailty; (2) assessment of health literacy and its outcomes; (3) measurement and utilization of healthy life expectancy for spatial and temporal comparison of health; and (4) determining the impact of the informal care context, including family caregivers and foreign domestic workers.