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'Like a knife poking my heart': Loss, loneliness and the killing pain of elderly depression SINGAPORE: Linda Loh remembers a time when her 85-year-old mother used to be a “very nice person”. As the tantrums began, at first the family put this down to Mdm Lee Sui Yee’s old age – but then, nothing seemed acceptable to her. “I’d talk to her, but she’d say that I never listen to her,” said her daughter. Pasir Ris deaths: In life as in death, father and daughter were inseparable, Singapore News They were inseparable in life, as they were in death. For years, neighbours saw Mr Tang Soh Ha and his daughter Tang Hui Yee walking together in the Pasir Ris neighbourhood where they lived. The 70-year-old was an attentive father and never allowed his daughter, the younger of two girls, out of his sight. On Sunday afternoon, Mr Tang was found dead at the foot of Block 560, Pasir Ris Street 51, where he and Ms Tang, 27, lived.
Singapore’s elderly and their desperate battle with isolation, loneliness and depression – The Independent News - Advertisement - Singapore’s elderly citizens may no longer be worrying about raising families and career advancement, but they have difficult battles of their own. It is no secret that they are often beset with illness and pain; however, there is more to their plight than what meets the eye. Along with old age come the challenges of isolation, loneliness and depression. Caregiver Stress Syndrome - Caregiver.com What is Caregiver Stress Syndrome? Caregiver stress syndrome is a condition characterized by physical, mental and emotional exhaustion. It typically results from a person neglecting their own physical and emotional health because they are focused on caring for an ill, injured or disabled loved one. There are a number of factors that can play a role in caregiver stress syndrome. For some caregivers, the constant demands of caring for a person who has a serious illness can result in burnout. For others, the lack of boundaries between their roles as a caregiver and a spouse, child, or other loved one can be challenging.
Singapore’s Elderly Loneliness Epidemic By Kayla Toh Epoch Times Staff Mr Hoong Hing Weng’s soft eyes gazed at a group of young children playing in the distance. “I love kids,” he said with a smile. Wearing a plain white T-shirt and brown shorts, Mr Hoong, 82, has been living in Chinatown most of his life – alone. He has no children. Caregiver Stress and Guilt Caring for a loved one and feeling guilty about taking a vacation, going for a good massage or meeting friends for a meal? You’re not the only one. Caregivers often struggle with such feelings of guilt which can deplete energy and may lead to mental anguish. Some caregivers may not be prepared for the demands of caregiving as the role may have been thrust upon them unexpectedly.
Seniors who live alone risk social isolation, Singapore News On the surface, retired carpenter Tan Keow Eng's daily routine is one to be envied. The 85-year-old goes to bed past midnight and when he is up again at 11am, spends the day listening to music, watching television or reading the newspaper. But the Marine Parade resident has little contact with anyone and suffers an ailment common with the elderly living alone - social isolation. His weakened legs mean anything more than a five-minute walk to the nearby senior activity centre or coffeeshop is difficult.
Home Caregivers Looking After The Elderly Are Vulnerable To Coronavirus Health care has become a high-risk job in the wake of the coronavirus. Many caregivers — much like workers at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, where more than 20 people have died from COVID-19 — are supporting some of the most at-risk people, such as the elderly, those with preexisting conditions and people with disabilities. Oftentimes, these workers are going into people’s homes. Story continues below Most Viewed Stories “While everybody else is running from the coronavirus, they're running towards it in terms of supporting one of the most vulnerable populations,” says Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.