Finance manager Tay Lian Choon, 53, provided care for her mother when the older woman developed heart problems in 2011, but her caregiving duties increased significantly from the start of this year when her mother's condition worsened.
About once a week, her 75-year-old mother would wake up in the middle of the night and complain of bodily discomfort, but even when pressed she would refuse to seek help at the hospital.
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