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Dr Liew Tau Ming

Dr Liew Tau Ming

​MBBS, Dip Geriatric Med, MRCPsych, PhD (Public Health)


Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Psychiatry

Sub-specialties: Dementia, Geriatric Mental Health

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Centre of Memory and Cognitive Disorders
  • Consultant Psychiatry Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


​Dr. Liew is a consultant geriatric psychiatrist at Singapore General Hospital. He holds a PhD in Public Health, being a past recipient of the National Medical Research Council’s research fellowship.  He has keen interest in Health Services Research (HSR), which stems from his curiosity about the complex nature of healthcare, especially in the context of how human behaviour interacts with the healthcare system.  His approach to HSR often involves blending an understanding of the clinical context and human behaviour – together with data analytics – to provide less conventional solutions to the complex issues in the current healthcare system.  Through HSR, Dr. Liew seeks to leverage on systems-level interventions to improve health-related outcomes and benefit the older population.


  • PhD (Public Health), National University of Singapore, 2019
  • Master of Clinical Investigation, National University of Singapore, 2015
  • MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom, 2014
  • Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine, National University of Singapore, 2013
  • MMed (Psychiatry), National University Singapore, 2012
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malaya, 2008

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore


  • NMRC Research Training Fellowship 2016
  • Ministrity of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship 2013

Research Interests

  • Dementia and Geriatric Mental Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Data Science


  1. Liew TM.  Neuropsychiatric symptoms in early stage of Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementia, and the risk of progression to severe dementia. Age Ageing. 2021 Mar 25;afab044.
  2. Liew TM. Trajectories of subjective cognitive decline, and the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.  Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 Oct 27;12(1):135.
  3. Liew TM.  Subjective cognitive decline, anxiety symptoms, and the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.  Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 Sep 11;12(1):107.
  4. Liew TM, Tai BC, Wee SL, Koh GCH, Yap P.  The Longitudinal Effects of Caregiver Grief in Dementia and the Modifying Effects of Social Services.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Jul 23.
  5. Liew TM.  Active case-finding of dementia in ambulatory care settings:  a comparison of three strategies.  European Journal of Neurology.  2020 May 22.
  6. Liew TM, Lee CS, Goh SKL, Chang ZY.  The prevalence and impact of potentially inappropriate prescribing among older persons in primary care settings:  multilevel meta-analysis.   Age Ageing. 2020 May 4. pii: afaa057.
  7. Liew TM, Yap P. A brief, 6-item scale for caregiver grief in dementia caregiving. Gerontologist. 2020 Jan 24;60(1):e1-e10.
  8. Liew TM.  Neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively-normal older persons, and the association with Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementia.  Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020;12(1):35.
  9. Liew TM. A 4-item case-finding tool to detect dementia in older persons. J Am Med Dir Assoc.  2019 Dec;20(12):1529-1534.e6.
  10. Liew TM, Yap P, Ng TP, Mahendran R, Kua EH, Feng L.  Symptom clusters of subjective cognitive decline among older persons and their utilities in predicting objective cognitive performance: structural equation modelling.  European Journal of Neurology.  2019 Sep;26(9):1153-1160.
  11. Liew TM. Depression, subjective cognitive decline, and the risk of neurocognitive disorders. Alzheimers Res Ther.  2019 Aug 9;11(1):70.
  12. Liew TM.  Developing a brief neuropsychological battery for early diagnosis of cognitive impairment.  J Am Med Dir Assoc.  2019 Aug;20(8):1054.e11-1054.e20.
  13. Liew TM. Symptom clusters of neuropsychiatric symptoms in mild cognitive impairment and their comparative risks of dementia: a cohort study of 8530 older persons.  J Am Med Dir Assoc.  2019 Aug;20(8):1054.e1-1054.e9.
  14. Liew TM.  The optimal short version of Montreal Cognitive Assessment in diagnosing mild cognitive impairment and dementia.  J Am Med Dir Assoc.  2019 Aug;20(8):1055.e1-1055.e8.
  15. Liew TM, Tai BC, Yap P, Koh GCH. Comparing the effects of grief and burden on caregiver depression in dementia caregiving: a longitudinal path analysis over 2.5 years. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019;20(8):977-983.e974.
  16. Liew TM, Lee CS. Reappraising the efficacy and acceptability of multicomponent interventions for caregiver depression in dementia: the utility of network meta-analysis. Gerontologist. 2019 Jul 16;59(4):e380-e392.
  17. Liew TM, Lee CS, Goh SKL, Chang ZY.  Potentially inappropriate prescribing among older persons: a meta-analysis of observational studies.  Annals of Family Medicine.  2019 May;17(3):257-266.
  18. Liew TM, Yap P. A 3-item screening scale for caregiver burden in dementia caregiving:  scale development and score mapping to the 22-item Zarit Burden Interview.  J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 May;20(5):629-633. 
  19. Liew TM, Yeap BI, Koh GCH, Gandhi M, Tan KS, Luo N, Yap P. Detecting Predeath Grief in Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia: Validity and Utility of the Marwit-Meuser Caregiver Grief Inventory in a Multiethnic Asian Population. Gerontologist. 2018 Mar 19;58(2):e150-e159. 
  20. Liew TM, Feng L, Ng TP, Gao Q, Yap P. Diagnostic utility of Montreal Cognitive Assessment in the Fifth Edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders. J

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