Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Essential Question mindmap

The first mindmap, the one on the very top, lists the first two most basic questions"What are the problems the elderly are facing","what special arrangements can be done".
The next two mindmaps elaborate further on both two question like,"How can we help them keep fit" and "How can we make things more barrier free"

Thursday, July 1, 2010

3 Essential Questions

  1. How can growing old be a blessing?
  2. What are the problems the elderly are facing?
  3. What can we do for the elderly?

  1. This is important as we must know what are the advantages of old age
  2. This is important as we must know what are the disadvantages of old age
  3. After knowing what are the advantages and disadvantages so that we can come up with a innovation

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 4
Views of elderly people from interviews

  1. Walking up the stairs
  2. movement is slower
  3. too many stairs
  4. (for wheelchair bound elderly) almost impossible to move around in some places as there are only stairs and 1 or 2 lifts

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 3
views of nurses from interviews
  1. chewing problems. These are caused by loosened teeth, ill-fitting dentures or decreased saliva secretion
  2. Eye problems like failing near vision etc
  3. alzheimer disease

Day 2

Views by several caregivers from interviews

  1. elderly are mostly living alone
  2. they have to deal with the problems of care when ill
  3. most of them do not have medical coverage
  4. many suffering from Alzheimer's disease
  5. many have depression
  6. isolation is commonly faced by the elderly
  7. They are abandoned by their kids
  8. They are single
  9. have financial problems
  10. no one to care for them and their welfare
  11. there is usually no one to share sorrow with them
  12. they have health problems they cannot handle alone
  13. they have no support

Here are some videos that I took of elderly people exercising

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Day 1

There are many elderly people in the world. Brazil alone has 32 million people who are over the age of 65 years old and Brazil is only the 6th top "elderly people" country.

Day 1 observation.

There are 2 different groups of old people. The first can usually be found sitting at the void deck, in hawker centers etc chatting with their friends over a glass of beer (tiger beer is what I see most of them drinking ). The other group of elderly people love to stay by themselves in secluded places and these are the people who usually complain of the increase of people in Singapore.

‘The Elderly Challenge’-Report on the ageing population

Four key recommendations of the report :
  1. The government wants to make elderly-friendly houses
  2. The government wants to make Singapore more elderly-friendly by increasing accessibility.
  3. The elderly people who needs caring for a reason will be given cheap health care
  4. The government wants to make the aged population join the community in community projects, etc so that they can lead the same lifestyle.
One way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly

HDB should work with market players to offer reverse mortgage schemes for elderly HDB flat lessees at commercial terms, to provide another option for seniors to derive some income from their homes to meet expenditure in old age, without having to move out of their homes.

Two ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable

The Government should top-up Medisave accounts of less well off.

The Government should promote family physicians to provide medical care for seniors in need of care

After reading the CAI report, the three things that I can do is:

  1. I can do volunteer work.
  2. Help my elderly neighbors in things like housework etc.
  3. I can have a positive attitude to the elderly

Monday, March 29, 2010

NeWater Experience

What are the 3 key takeaways from today’s visit? I learnt that although around 2/3 of the Earth is covered with water, only less than 10% of the water is clean enough to drink. The government is planning around 2/3 of Singapore will be contributed to local catchment and water industries. NeWater is clean as it went through much filteration Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today during the visit The process of Micro-filtration and its function. The uses of Reverse Osmosis and its uses. What is the 1 interesting thing that you have learnt today? There is no need to worry about the cleanliness of the water from NeWater as it is very clean. What are the things that you can do to help with water conservation in Singapore? I can help by reducing the amount of water I use.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bad Design

This is my video

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This is for an ant's eye view

This is for single point

One would think that you would be looking out of the window if one looks at the picture on the left but actually it is just a reflection

Monday, January 25, 2010



2 products
-something that was passed down to you from your father/grandfather

laptop bag
P: It is easy to carry and light
I:Thinking of why I need it

Something that was .....(Grandfather clock)
P:It looks antique
E:My grandfather's grandfather clock

-MRT station
-watching a movie

MRT station
P:Very big

Watching a movie
P:High quality imaging
I:We can learn things like eg. Deep sea and avatar both gives the message about saving the environment

Singapore Environmental Policies/Campaign

What are the Singapore Environmental Policies/Campaign?

They are the things that Singapore has done to save the environment.

eg. Singapore has started to ban smoking from some places.They are also trying to reduce energy wastage in factories, offices etc. thry are also trying to increase water catchment areas to increase water supply.Fines for littering etc.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What is research

What is RESEARCH? (Please use your own definition) The investigation and study of something in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions

Why do you think research is important? Research is important because without it we would not figure how anything works or made.

How can we conduct good research? if at first you don't succeed, try, try, again

Monday, January 11, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1: Personal Reflection

What is Art, Design, Media and Technology (ADMT) to you?It is art lesson using media

Why is ADMT important?To give a fuller student experience

What are the skills that you would want to learn in ADMT? Arts

If there is no arts, No one would draw the Earth