More care choices for dementia patients

Plans for a dementia village in Sembawang will provide more opportunities for patients to live in home-like surroundings

News that the Government has called a tender for a first-of-its-kind dementia village in Sembawang last week did little to excite Ms Rachel Lim (not her real name), who was diagnosed with dementia about a year ago.

Ms Lim, 62, is single and has lived alone in a three-room Housing Board flat for 30 years and wants to continue doing so.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2019, with the headline 'More care choices for dementia patients'. Print Edition | Subscribe