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  • Dedicated to the practice, teaching, and advancement of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology in the medical, nursing and allied medical and paramedical fields in the Philippines since 1996;
  • Dedicated to the wholistic care, as well as prevention of diseases of older persons whether community-based services or self care, primary, secondary and tertiary care;
  • Dedicated to the education and care of the caregivers believing that good care of the elderly means good care of the family;
  • Pranic Healer, since July, 2004
  • Medical Specialist III, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Philippine General Hospital, since January 2001
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM since Sept 1999) and Admitting Physician, Philippine General Hospital since 1999
  • Active Consultant, Geriatric Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, since 2000; Secretary 2001, Secretary-Treasurer 2004
  • Medical Director, Coalition of Services of the Elderly, 1996 to 1999
  • Clinical Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, St; Luke’s Medical Center, 1993 to 1995;
  • Resident of Family and Community Medicine, UP-PGH Medical Center, 1989 to 1991;
  • Postgraduate Internship, St. Luke’s Medical Center, 1986-1987
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of the East, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, 1980
  • Secondary, Intermediate and Primary Education, St. Paul College of Quezon City, 1976, 1972.


  • Officer-In-Charge, Geriatric Clinic, DOPS. PGH since Oct. 2003
  • Chair, Subcommittee on Services, Committee on Ageing and Degenerative Diseases, UP Manila, since January 2001; Member, since 1999
  • Year Level 7 Coordinator, Dept of Family and Community Medicine, UP College of Medicine, AY 2002-2005
  • Secretary-Treasurer, St. Luke’s Medical Center Geriatric Center, 2001 to present
  • Consultant, Mother Ignacia Home for the Elderly, 2004 to present
  • Regional Advisory Committee Member, Homecare Project (ROK-ASEAN-COSE-Helpage International Cooperation, Nov 2003 to 2004
  • Member, Technical Review Committee on the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease Association of the Philippines, Mar 2003 to Dec 2004
  • Member, Technical Working Group on the Philippine Plan of Action for Older Persons, DSWD, 1999 to present
  • Member, Technical Working Group on Health and Development of Older persons, DOH, Center for Family and Environmental Health, 1997-2001
  • Resource Person, ommunity–Based Gerontology, DSWD, 1997
  • Member, Consultative and Review Group for the Magna Carta of Older Persons, 1997 to 1999

  • The Family Physician Today, by Dr. Allan Dionisio of the Dept of Family and Community Medicine , June 29, 2005
  • Blindness Prevention Summit , sponsored by the Dept of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Aug 23, 2005


As Lecturer and Resource Person:

Anticipating the Needs of the Elderly. FCM 230, Aug 2005

“Adult Development and Ageing; Special Considerations in the History-Taking and PE of Older Persons; Communicating with the Older Person” Human Development, LUC3 UP College of Medicine AY 2004- 2005

“Family Wellness, Assessment and Intervention.” Family Case Management Workshops to Year Level 7, by Groups of Blocks. AY 2004-2005; 2005-2006

“Hippocratic and Post-Hippocratic Medicine:” “Pre-Hispanic Philippine Medicine”. IDC 201 (History of Medicine). Second Sem AY 2004-2005

“Communicating with the Older Person”. San Beda College of Medicine, First Year Medical Students, Sept 4, 2004; Aug 02, 2005

“Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.” FCM 230, Aug 19, 2004.

“Chronic and Terminal Illness.” FCH 211, Aug 19, 2004.

As Reactor to Family Medicine Residents’ Presentation:

“A Century of Life.” DFCM, UP=PGH. Jan, 2005

“Ohana, When Love Fails.” DFCM, UP-PGH. Oct 04, 2004

“When Love Calls.” DFCM, UP-PGH, Aug 12, 2004.

As Facilitator:

HS 201 (OSI): Family Wellness through the Life Cycle, June 15, 2004;

Community as a Unit of Healthcare, June 17, 2004.

As Family Case Presentation Preceptor:

For Year Level 7: Block N Oct 25, 2004; Block Q Sept 13, 2004; Block U, July 19, 2004 ; Block W June 14, 2004.

“Early Stage Lung Cancer in the Elderly.” 42nd Postgraduate Course, Module 3, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians

As Community Preceptor:

FCH 211 Community Orientation, Family Assessment and Wellness, July 29 and Aug 05, 2004.


October 01, 2005 Chair, Scientific Program
14th Postgraduate Course, SLMC Geriatric Center
Pharmacology in Ageing
October 15, 2004 Chair, Scientific Program
8th Postgraduate Course COMMADD, UP Manila NIH
“Integrating the Biomedical and Psychosocial Dimensions of Elderly Health”
Traders Hotel, Manila
Sept 9, 10, 2004 Chair
The Geriatrics and Physiatry of Dementia
2nd Annual Convention,
Dementia Society of the Philippines
Holiday Inn Galleria, Manila
July , 2004 Adviser
Self-Healing for Homecare Assistants
August 25, 2004 Chair, Elders at Risk, A Symposium-Workshop for Family
Members and Caregivers
St. Luke’s Medical Center; August 21, 2004
Jan to Dec 2003 Course Director
Medhome Healthcare and Training Programs, Inc
Nov 13 to 15, 2003 Chair, Scientific Program
4th Annual Convention
Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine
Astoria Hotel, Pasig City
Nov 14 to 16, 2002 Chair, Scientific Program
3rd Annual Convention
Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine
Subic Yacht Club, SBMA, Olongapo City
September 2002 Co-Chair, Scientific Program
Living Longer, Living Better
Continuing Medical Education for HC Providers
Philippine Medical Women’s Association
1997 and 1998 Workshop Coordinator and Resource Person,
AgeCare Community Based Services, COSE and
TCOA, Manila
1996, 1997, 1998 Visiting Resource Person
Workshop on Successful Ageing, ATCOA,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
1998 Co-Creator, Co-Facilitator: Caregiving for Community
Caregivers; a 6-day playshop on care of the soul for Proper caregiving, COSE and Source Foundation
1996 to 1999 Community Gerontology for Elderly Community
Health Workers, Coalition of Services of the Elderly,
January 1999 Workshop Facilitator
Senior Citizens as Volunteers for a Day Care Program for Children, DSWD, Mandaluyong City
Feb, 1995 Coordinator and Resource Person
Workshop on Gerontologic Nursing Models
Asia Training Center on Ageing and St Luke’s Medical Center


“Non-stroke Neurologic Diseases of Older Persons and Geriatric Assessment Tools.” 40th Annual Convention of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians, Feb 26, 2005. Manila

“Functional Assessment and Interventions for Older Persons.” Postgraduate Course of the UST Dept of Rehabilitation Sciences, Dec 10, 2004. Manila

“The Sandwich Generation: The Caregivers.” 5th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine, Nov 4-6, 2004. Manila.

“Preventive Gerontology.” 4th Annual Convention, PSGM, Nov 12-14, 2003, Manila.

“Dying Old, Knowing When, Choosing Where, Deciding How.” 3rd Annual Convention, PSGM, Nov 13-15, 2002 Olongapo City.

“Social Assessment of the Older Person.” 2nd Annual Convention, PSGM, Nov 14-16, 2001 Manila.

“Herbal Medicine: What the Data Say.” 1st Annual Convention, PSGM, Nov 12-14, 2000 Manila.

“Demographic Perspectives in Geriatrics for the New Millennium,” 1st Annual Convention, PSGM, Nov 12-14, 2000 Manila.

“Outpatient Comprehensive Geriatric Evaluation.” 8th Postgraduate Course, Committee on Aging and Degenerative Diseases, NIH, Oct 15, 2004, Manila.

“ The Sandwich Generation: Focus on the Caregivers.” 7th Postgraduate Course, COMMADD, NIH, Oct. 18, 2003, Manila.

“Community Resources for Older Persons,” 3rd Postgraduate Course, COMMADD-NIH, and the CAR Medical Society, Nov 17-18, 1999. Baguio City; and 2nd Postgraduate Course, 10 Oct 1998, Manila.

“Comorbidities of Dementia.” Second Philippine Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Dementia Society of the Philippines (DSP) , Sept 9-10, 2004, Manila.

“Continuum of Care for the Demented Elderly.” First Philippine Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, DSP, Sept 10-11, 2003, Manila.

“Functional Assessment of the Older Person.” 43rd Anniversary And Annual Convention, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians. Feb 27, 2004, Manila.

“Health Maintenance and Preventive Services: Adding Life to Years and Years to Life.,” 42nd Annual Convention, PAFP. Mar 01, 2003.

“Health and the Elderly: New Perspectives for Asian Countries.” 38th Annual Convention, PAFP. Feb 20, 2000. Manila; and 38th Postgraduate Course Module 3, PAFP. Nov 28, 1999.

“Dewesternized Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.” 35th Annual Convention, PAFP. March 01, 1996. Manila.

“Dealing with the Demented Elderly and their Behavioral Changes,” Elders at Risk: Working with Ageing Parents and Easing the Task of Caregiving.” SLMC MAB Penthouse, 21 August, 2004.

“Comorbidities of Dementia.” PAFP-PSGM Outreach Program, Oct 22, 2004. Naga City

“Principles of Geriatric Medicine.” PAFP-PSGM Outreach Program, Aug 21, 2004. Angeles City.

“Plan 22: Wellness for Professionals.” Simultaneous Session Speaker, 41st Annual Convention of the Philippine Pediatric Society, April 28, 2004. Manila.

“Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.” Postgraduate Course on Childrens’ Issues, Women’s Health and Concerns of Older Persons. DFM and Preferred Care Foundation, Sept 4-6, 2003.

“Older Women as Community Resources: Choosing to Care.” Ika-27 Pambansang Kumperensiya sa Sikolohiyang Pilipino, Nov 21, 2002. UP Los Banos.

“Symposium Speaker on Career Options.” College of Allied Medical Professions, UP Manila. 2003, 2002.

“Living Longer and Living Better,” DFCM UP-PGH and PMWA and Veterans Federation of the Philippines. Sept 27, 2002. Taguig, Metromanila.

“Dementia and Alzheimer’s’ Disease.” Dementia Awareness Program of Hai-Esai and Philippine Embassy of Vietnam, 2002, 2001. Hanoi, Vietnam.

“Physiology of Ageing.” 15th Annual Postgraduate Course of the Veterans Memorial Medical Center Medical Association, Inc. Sept 21, 2000. Manila.

“ Caring for the Elderly in the Context of the Filipino Family.” Department of Home Economics, UP Diliman, April 2000, Quezon City.

“Community-Based Gerontology for Occupational Therapists.” OTAP Annual Convention, March 31, 2000. Quezon City.

“Occupational Therapy in Mental Health—Shifting from an Institutional to a Community-Based Setting.” OTAP National Convention, Jan 1998. Pasig City.

“Health of the Elderly and the Health Sector Reform Agenda,” DOH NDCS. Nov 12, 1999. Manila.

“Older Women as Community Resources—Choosing to Care”. First Symposium on Older Women’s Health, Tsao Foundation, Jul 1999. Singapore.

“A Community-Based Health Program for Older Persons.” Phil Nurses Association, Jun 29, 1999. Manila.

Plenary Speaker: “ Community-based Programs: An Alternative for an Aging Society. “ First Asia-Pacific Congress on the International Year of Older Persons, Hong Kong Council of Social Service, April 1999. Hong Kong.

Reactor. “Caregiving Experience of Families of Stroke Patients.” DOH and De la Salle University Center for Ageing Studies, Manila. Nov, 14 1998.

“The Empowerment of Older Filipinos.” Phil Mental Health Association National Convention, Oct 07, 1998.

“A Community Based Health Program for Older Persons.” Manila Medical Society Scientific Session, Jul 1998, Manila.

“The Role of the NGO on the Healthcare of Older Persons.” National Consultation for the Formulation of the National healthcare Program for Older Persons, June 4-5, 1998, Manila.

“Care for the Elderly by the Elderly.” DOH, Dec 1997, Manila.

“Community-based care for Older People and Health Aspects of Ageing.” Mekong Initiative on Aging. CIDA-HAI-UN-ESCAP, Nov 1997, Bangkok,


“The Empowerment of Older Filipinos.” HAI Regional Meeting for Asia and Pacific, Aug 1997, Perth, Australia.

Presentor: “A Memory Clinic in the Philippine Setting—A Review of a One-Year Experience,” International Congress of Internal Medicine, Feb 1996, Manila.

“Drugs and Ageing.” First Summit on Recreation of Disabled and Elderly Persons, Philippine Sports Commission, November 1995.


Addressing Osteoporosis: The Meeks Method, Oct 09. 2004. CAMP, UP Manila.

Medical Education Series for UP-PGH Faculty, I, II, III, IV and V, UP College of Medicine, 2001 to 2004. Manila.

Pranic Psychotherapy, July 2-4, 2004. World Pranic Healing Foundation, Baguio City.

Advanced Pranic Healing, Jun 29- Jul 01, 2004. World Pranic Healing Foundation, Baguio City.

Basic Pranic Healing, June 26 -28, 2004. World Pranic Healing Foundation, Baguio City.

The Clinical Neuropsychological and Cognitive Assessment: Principles and Practice. University of Melbourne Australia and Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. Jul 2-4, 2003.

Qualitative Assessment of Health and Development Programs Using Focus Group Discussions. July 28, 1999 Manila.

International Conference for a Society for All Ages (COSE Representative), UN-ESCAP, Oct 99, Macau.

Helpage International Regional Meeting for Asia and Pacific (COSE Representative), HAI, Aug 31 to Sept 3, 1998, Singapore.; Aug 1997, Perth, Australia; Jul 1996, Macau.

Mekong Basin Initiative on Ageing. CIDA-HAI-UN-ESCAP, Nov. 1997, Bangkok.

16th World Congress of Gerontology, Aug 1997, Adelaide, Australia.

NGO Workshop on GO-NGO Cooperation for Older Persons, UN-ESCAP, Jan 1997, Bangkok.

Managing a Private Nursing Home. Asia Training Center on Ageing, January 24 to 28, 1994, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Postgraduate Course in Occupational Health and Safety.” UP College of Public Health, October 21 -29, 1991. Manila.


2002 Fellow Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine

1996 Diplomate in Family Medicine

1987 Philippine Medical Board Examinations

1980 Philippine Board of Occupational Therapy


2003 Asst. Chair, Committee on Geriatrics and Gerontology

Philippine Academy of Family Physicians

2003 Member and Board of Directors, Dementia Society of

the Philippines

2002 Board of Directors, Medhome Healthcare and Training

Programs, Inc.

2002 Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Disease Association

of the Philippines

2001 Board of Directors, Philippine Society of Geriatric Medicine

1991 Member. Philippine Medical Association

1991 Member, Quezon City Medical Society

1990 Member, Philippine Academy of Family Physicians

1980 Member, Occupational Therapy Association of the



2002, to present Visiting Geriatrician

Mother Ignacia Home for the Elderly, Los Banos, Laguna

2004 Volunteer Consultant

St. Paul de Chartres Vigil House, Quezon City

Sociedad de Beneficiencia, Pasay City


Nanette Ramilo-Cruz. Psychosocial Factors Affecting the Functional Status of Older Persons. Department of Family and Community Medicine, UP-PGH, Manila. 2003.

Jane Baltazar and Emma Valencia. Profile of Filipino Older Persons, an Assessment of their Status, Needs, Access to and Availability of Care, Facilities and Services. Department of Health and UP College of Public Health Foundation. April, 2000.

Llena Tan. Development and Validation of a Weight-Height Index for Older Filipinos. University of the Philippines College of Home Economics MA in Nutrition. April, 1998.

Saniata Masulit. The Development and Assessment of a Community-Based Health Program for the Elderly. De la Salle University Center for Ageing Studies MA in Health Social Science. May, 1998.


Co-author. ADAP Guidelines for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, July 08, 2005

Camagay DMD. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. Healthnews, December, 2004.

Camagay DMD. Communicating with the Older Person. Healthnews. Sept 2004.

Camagay, DMD. The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment of Frail Older Persons, A Self-Instructional Module. Supported by the Diamond Jubilee Faculty Grant, UP College of Medicine, 2004.

Ramirez MT, Camagay DMD. The Yield of Minimum Data Set Resident Assessment Instrument (MDS-RAI) in a Long-Term Care Facility in the Philippines. Phil. J. Internal Medicine,38:205-210, July-August, 2000.

Camagay DMD. Older Women as Community Resources: Choosing to Care. Philippine Social Sciences Review, Vol. 56 Nos. 1-4. 1999.

Camagay DMD. Community Gerontologists in the Philippines. ARROW. November, 1999.

Camagay, DMD. Care for the Elderly by the Elderly. World Health. World Health Organization, August, 1997.

Camagay, DMD. A New Community Health Program. Ageways 45. Helpage International, August, 1997.

Laudico MG and Camagay, DMD. GO-NGO Cooperation for Older Persons in the Philippines. Congress. April 1997.

Camagay DMD et al. A Memory Clinic in the Philippine Setting—A Review of a One-Year Experience. St. Luke’s Medical Journal. April, 1996.

Tan BM, Camagay DMD et al. A Description of the Medical Services Given to Elderly Social Service Patients of St. Luke’s Medical Center. St. Luke’s Medical Journal. April, 1996.

Camagay DMD et al. Psychosocial Issues of the Terminally Ill Children, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Patients of the Philippine General Hospital. The Filipino Family Physician, April 1992.


Contributor. Teaching Module for History of Medicine, IDC 201. UP College of Medicine.

Co-author. Validation of the CES-D and GDS, UP Dept of Sociology and NIH.

Contributor. Comprehensive Care of Persons with Dementia. Dementia Society of the Philippines.


Birthday: November 05, 1958 Birthplace: Manila

Spouse: Col. Alejandro T. Camagay, Jr.

Children: Daniel Ceferino 17 yrs. Old

Ma. Theresa Louise 13 yrs. Old

Felix Alejandro 12 yrs old

Jose Ma. Carlos 11 yrs. Old


Shelley de la Vega, MD Chair, Committee on Ageing

National Institutes of Health, UP Manila

Miguel A. Ramos, MD Director, Geriatric Centre

St. Luke’s Medical Center

Josefina Y. Isidro, MD Chair, Dept of Family and Community

Medicine UP-PGH