In this article, Dr. Hum wrote that “by 2030, 80,000 Singaporeans are expected to have the disease [Dementia]. Many will suffer in silence amid poor quality of life. Palliative care in advanced dementia can help.” It is expected that the number of Dementia sufferers “will increase with Singapore’s ageing population, as the odds of developing dementia increase as one grows older. Singapore’s economic, social and healthcare burden from dementia is estimated at $1.4 billion annually.”

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Source: Straits Times – Help dementia patients live and die with dignity

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