Live Your Dream Season 2: Let me take care of you, Dad

When he was 24, Eric Lim became the sole caregiver for his father David Lim, 70, who suffered from Vascular Dementia caused by not one, but three strokes.
When he was 24, Eric Lim became the sole caregiver for his father David Lim, 70, who suffered from Vascular Dementia caused by not one, but three strokes.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

There is one thing you won't find in 29-year-old Eric Lim: negativity. 

When he was 24, he became the sole caregiver for his father David Lim, 70, who suffered from Vascular Dementia caused by not one, but three strokes. Eric was still an undergraduate then.

Eric said, “I didn't know what to do. At that time, I didn’t even know what stroke is all about. As both my mum and brother were working, I took up the responsibility to be my dad's caregiver.”

He was not close to his father. He did not know what his father's favourite food is, or what his father likes to do. However, his profession helped him to handle the situation better.

Eric currently works as a Mindfulness Psychologist at Brahm Centre. He won the 2017 AWWA Young Model Caregiver Merit Award for his dedication to supporting caregivers at Brahm Centre, as well as his unwavering attention in caring for his father.

Since Eric's father has taken ill, the family had not been able to travel and enjoy their time together. Eric's dream is to bring his parents out for a staycation, but this proved to be an difficult task. As he is bedridden, Eric’s father requires plenty of preparation in order to make a trip out of the house. Find out how the production team helped Eric fulfill his dream.


About Live Your Dream Season 2

After a highly successful Season 1 that garnered more than 2.3 million views, host Ken Low Yong Kian (Chinese Media Group NewsHub Correspondent) returns to front Season 2 where he continues to fulfil dreams of people from all walks of life across seven episodes.

This well-received programme promises to bring you more tears and laughter as we celebrate the value of realising every individual’s dream no matter how small it may be.

Live Your Dream Season 2 is presented in partnership with China Life Singapore.