Healthy Aging : Why older adults should get the Pneumococcal Vaccine
Did you know that the pneumococcal vaccine is not only recommended for infants, but for older adults as well? MSGM’s President - Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin (Consultant Geriatrician) was recently interviewed by Healthy Ageing to discuss why older adults are at higher risk of pneumococcal disease, and whether in this case, vaccination saves lives.
Listen to the interview here
Podcast (26 May 2023)
Hot, hot, and hot. While we’re all struggling with the heat and humidity during this prolonged heatwave, how are people who are more vulnerable, like older adults, coping, especially if they also have existing health issues? On this episode of BFM89.9’s Healthy Ageing, consultant geriatrician Prof Dr Tan Maw Pin shares how older adults - and their family members - can watch out for the heat affecting them. Listen to this Podcast to find out more.
Guidelines For The Prevention Of Influenza In Older Persons
The MSGM recently collaborated with the Malaysian Society of Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC) to jointly publish a GUIDELINES for the PREVENTION OF INFLUENZA IN OLDER PERSONS.
Where to go to for Workshops on Health Issues in Older Persons or Caring for Older Persons?
We are often asked this question. The MSGM represents geriatricians and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of older persons. We do hold conferences to share information but we do not currently hold workshops of our own. We do know that the following organizations do hold regular workshops for healthcare professionals, care workers and the general public, and regularly support them in their efforts:
ACT4Health is a University of Malaya start-up set up by the Ageing and Age-Associated Disorders Research Group to conduct training on research findings that they have generated. They now conduct workshops on a range of health topics for older persons. Visit and like their facebook page to find our more.
Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia
The ADFM has been around for over 20 years, raising awareness on dementia and supporting caregivers of persons living with dementia. They run regular workshops both at the ADFM headquarters in Section 11, PJ as well as their Community Centre in Atria Damansara. Visit their website to find out more.
Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society
The MHAS aims to promote the message of healthy ageing to Malaysians. They organize roadshows throughout the country and are now based at the Lifestyle Centre at Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya. Find out more here.
If you hold regular workshops or seminar on health of older persons, please do let us know. We will be happy to consider hosting information on our website.