THIS INITIATIVE caught me eyes when watching the news today! I especially liked how they incorporated a wheelchair-friendly dental chair to allow wheelchair-users to remain in the wheelchair during dental treatment. It is also heartening to hear the advocacy for specialty dentists trained to serve the elderly and those with special needs. Another step forwards towards universal […]

Love love love this initiative! Totally screams occupational therapy too! While meals-on-wheels services mean well to make things simpler for the single elderly by having their daily meals delivered to them… they also have a flipside. By keeping them in their homes, there is an increased risk of social isolation and the loss of community roles […]

THERE ARE DAYS when I stop to reflect about life, and of the choices I have made. My decision to pursue occupational therapy has always been and is still one of the best choices I have made in my 26 years.  Yesterday echoes the heartwarming sentiment I feel whenever I speak of my profession. A […]

MY TEN-MINUTE of so-called fame on television was probably the highlight of my weekend.  I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity for an interview by the malay primetime news Berita on Suria channel (only because I was malay-speaking haha). It has come to the attention of the reporter about the rising incident of accidents […]

THE ISSUE WITH powered mobility is a complicated one. No doubt that the average powered wheelchair or scooter has the ability to transform lives of its users – an elderly man with osteoarthritic knees who has difficulty walking long-distance for medical appointments, the middle-aged housewife with poor endurance from a heart condition needs to go marketing, […]

AN OPEN access to AJOT’s latest publication. In my opinion, it is an easy read yet a reminder as to the possible expansion of the role of occupational therapy in reducing acute hospital readmissions. Too many a time have I witnessed the phenomenon at my workplace. Patients getting readmitted because of recurrent falls, because of […]

NOT ALL language barriers can be transcended with a translator.  Sometimes, you miss out on rapport building with a patient. I find much difficulty when I occasionally come across the elderly who do not speak English or are not capable of understanding neither my Malay or my minimal Mandarin (you won’t believe the number of […]