Friends, relatives fight to care for wealthy S'pore widow with dementia

The elderly widow is caught in the middle of an unusual legal tussle between two groups of people vying to become court-appointed "deputies". PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - It feels good to be sought after, especially having folks outdo themselves trying to be your best pals and to take care of you. This is exactly what a 71-year-old wealthy Singapore woman is going through now, but sadly, it is for all the wrong reasons.

The widow, who has no children and suffers from dementia, is caught in the middle of an unusual legal tussle between two groups of people vying to become court-appointed “deputies” so that they can take care of her and her considerable assets.

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