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5 hard questions to ask about the 'dementia village' plan in Sembawang

Is it only for the very rich who can afford bungalow living in landed estates?

The Ministry of Health has called a tender for a dementia village, the first of its kind in Singapore. It hopes this pilot village, located amid verdant greenery in Sembawang, with 10 large bungalows dotted around the 28,000 sq m grounds, will attract an operator to develop the place into a dedicated village for dementia patients.

The experience, the ministry hopes, can give an idea of the demand for such facilities in fast-ageing Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2019, with the headline '5 hard questions to ask about the 'dementia village' plan in Sembawang'. Print Edition | Subscribe