Hit by aphasia: Playwright Lim Hai Yen couldn't recall husband Baey Yam Keng's name

Ms Lim Hai Yen started writing poems as an outlet for her feelings and to cope with the condition. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
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SINGAPORE - During the circuit breaker two years ago, playwright Lim Hai Yen was celebrating her birthday with her friends on Zoom when she suddenly felt unwell.

They were discussing when to meet next, but she had difficulty getting the dates right.

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