More care options on the cards for people with dementia

About one in 10 people aged 60 and above here have dementia. The number is estimated at around 80,000 and is expected to go beyond 100,000 by 2030.
About one in 10 people aged 60 and above here have dementia. The number is estimated at around 80,000 and is expected to go beyond 100,000 by 2030.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - 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 HDB flat for 30 years and wants to continue doing so. "I think the good thing is you don't have to worry about your food or if you fall if you live there," said the former accountant.

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