Retired consultant is ‘enjoying living with dementia’

Ms Alison Lim (left), 65, has young-onset dementia and her daughter Jamie Lynn Buitelaar, 25, is her care partner. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE – Ms Alison Lim wants everyone to know that she is enjoying living with dementia. 

The 65-year-old was diagnosed six years ago with a type of dementia that affects her speech processing centres, not her memory. She mixes up words, perhaps saying “phone” when she means “table”. If she forgets a word, she needs her conversation partner to wait until she has regained the thread of the conversation.

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