The Long Goodbye
Ella Tan | On 31, Jan 2015
In Singapore where a large swathe of the population will comprise senior citizens in the next decade, we can expect to see more cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Hopefully, better treatment and preventive medicine will be available, but there is still much to learn about the disease called the long goodbye.
For instance, in unexplainable cases, someone with Alzheimer’s will respond to familiar music or be able to communicate with a much-loved pet but not with people. Scientists can see which part of the brain responds, but they don’t know why. What we do know is that we should spend time with older relatives.
Watch this touching video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sl_DGLxm1s – a reminder to listen to our parents when they are still able to talk to us. And of the wonders of the bonds we form with our best friends.
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