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Isolation, loneliness, depression, just a few conditions the elderly deal with when living alone. But on top of this, how do they cope with worsening health...from dementia to diabetes...cancer to heart disease? In many cases, not very well. Last year, an eight-year National University of Singapore study revealed that those who live alone are 1.7 times more likely to die pre-maturely. Tay Tsen-Waye finds out what can be done to improve their quality of life.
She has watched her husband, siblings and 3 children all die before her. At 89, she's fought depression all alone -- until these folks offered their help and friendship. Watch more: CNA Insider's series on elderly poverty http://bit.ly/2qqam0L Read: Singapore's elderly poor find hope in many helping hands: http://bit.ly/2pSQ4cL
Nineteen years ago, Matron Fadzilah set up this house of tough love to offer refuge to HIV-positive women in Malaysia who don't have anywhere else to turn. Self-pity, however, isn't allowed at Rumah Solehah. Read the full story here: https://cna.asia/2huK5Ji If you know an unsung hero whose story deserves to be told, tell us at cna.asia/InspirAsian.
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It's been his dream since he was 16. Now Benjamin Lim is one of Singapore's youngest bus drivers, and he's hoping to inspire more with his passion. The job though, is a lot more challenging than the public thinks, and here's why. More about Singaporeans in essential jobs we sometimes take for granted, on Don't Make Us Invisible: https://cna.asia/invisible For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/dont-make-us-invisible/family-troubles-10029642 About the series: You see them every day. The bus driver on your commute to work… the cleaner in your office… the construction workers labouring away. Seemingly unimportant guys with seemingly simple professions. But do you really see them? What does it take to do the work they do? Do they ever get bored? Do they ever wish for anything else? And what if they didn’t exist… what would our lives be like? Many of these crucial individuals are more often not, the most invisible in our society. In this ambitious series, we tackle social invisibility by telling their stories. We spend time with them in and outside of work, meet their families, and reveal the life behind the job.
Alone for 17 years after her husband died, Helen was falling prey to dementia, loneliness and squalor in her one-room flat. Until this turned her life around.
This is part of a special package on elderly poverty in Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam and South Korea: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/elderly-poverty-series