71-year-old who lives alone and has dementia: I can't remember my own name sometimes

Mr Saravanamuthu Marimuthu is one of a growing group of seniors in Singapore who live alone and are suffering from dementia.
Mr Saravanamuthu Marimuthu is one of a growing group of seniors in Singapore who live alone and are suffering from dementia.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - The mild-to-moderate dementia suffered by Mr Saravanamuthu Marimuthu, 71, means he cannot remember to brush his teeth or have a bath in the morning, much less take the eight tablets he needs every day for his chronic illnesses.

If there was no one to give him a change of clothes after his shower, he would keep on wearing the same things.

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