Am I old?

Am I old?

A stand-up comedy act about ageing and caregiving. What happens when a 68-year-old woman tries her hand at stand-up comedy for the first time after a decade as a caregiver to her mother? Her inhibitions are lowered, the truth is spoken, and all hell breaks...
Need to change attitudes towards dementia

Need to change attitudes towards dementia

National survey shares that 72 percent of persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, while 50 percent feel they cannot be open with others regarding their condition.   Nearly three in four persons with dementia feel rejection and loneliness, and more...
A mind unravelling

A mind unravelling

Theatre company Pangdemonium delves into the all-important issue of dementia.   The topic of dementia is wrestled in a new play called “The Father” that is set to open on March 2 to 18 by theatre company, Pangdemonium. The story by French playwright Florian...
Celebrating the unsung heroes in caregiving

Celebrating the unsung heroes in caregiving

A new community online portal that shares the stories of caregivers and provides them with as much information to help them care for their loved ones.   Caregiving a loved one whether it is someone with dementia or even a child with Down syndrome can sometimes be...
NTUC inks deal with Caregiver Asia

NTUC inks deal with Caregiver Asia

The two agreements include providing caregiver services as well as training and employment opportunities.   Caregiver Asia, a company that provides on-demand care services, and two National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) social enterprises have inked separate...
Patient, caregiver & volunteer

Patient, caregiver & volunteer

Michael Wong, a recipient of the 2016 Singapore Patient Caregiver Award, is a cancer survivor who juggles his roles as a volunteer at TTSH and caregiving his wife who has dementia. BY: Eleanor Yap “I always care about people more than myself,” shared 78-year-old...
“My three retirements”

“My three retirements”

A 79-year-old grandfather of two shares about his retirements and where he currently finds meaning in his life. BY: Raymond Wee I have had three retirements. In the 1960, I was a full-fledged marine radio officer. I had taken a course in radio telephony and received a...
Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

The inaugural Singapore Patient Action Awards highlight the sacrifices and tough journey caregivers go through.   Seventy-four-year-old Heng-Chang Ye Veng was a dedicated caregiver to her late husband for nine years since he was diagnosed with dementia in 2007....
A little care for silver caregivers

A little care for silver caregivers

To address a growing pool of caregivers looking after their ageing parents, a cooperative has been set up to give them much-needed support.  BY: Eleanor Yap With people living longer, there will be a growing number of caregivers who will be caring for their ageing...
A little help

A little help

NTUC Health offers a number of services at home to caregivers who need some support.   NTUC Health’s (formerly NTUC Eldercare) Care@home provides a comprehensive range of quality and affordable care services, delivered by its team of healthcare professionals and...
Finding respite at night

Finding respite at night

The only programme in Singapore that offers a night care service for those with dementia in a nursing home setting, the programme provides activities to clients and respite for caregivers. BY: Eleanor Yap Ninety-six-year-old Alice (full name cannot be disclosed) was...
Seeking care anytime, anywhere

Seeking care anytime, anywhere

Portal for careseekers looking for help and for those seniors looking for that second career.   Yeo Wan Ling’s 87-year-old grandmother had a bad cold, and after her discharge from the hospital in late 2014, she still was weak and her family wanted to find a...
Burden no more

Burden no more

A woman opens up about her early struggles and frustration with her mother who has dementia to where she is today, more in control.   BY: Eleanor Yap Patsy Chia’s caregiving journey with her mother who has dementia has had its ups and downs. She has had to deal...