Willing But Too Late

Willing But Too Late

Chris is frantic. He was supposed to meet with Mr Lee fifteen minutes ago but he is nowhere near the Lee residence. 45 minutes later, he was in front of the Lee residence. The maid came to the gate and she was not her usual cheery self. “Sir is in hospital,” she said.

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Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

“I have saved up all my EPF (superannuation) money to pay for my funeral expenses. This is not morbid thinking, it helps me and my family plan for the future, lessening the burden for them when the time comes.”

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Legacy of words for the family

Legacy of words for the family

THIS Father’s Day, Luke Teoh would love to have a short holiday on a very quiet beach. He is a …

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Retirees living off the land

Retirees living off the land

BEFORE retiring Ong Sun Moi and her husband M.K. Arumugam had already decided that they would move to the countryside …

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When we plan for everything, why not for long term care?

When we plan for everything, why not for long term care?

Life is all about planning. But yet in all our plans, have we ever thought about how we plan for our long–term care needs especially when we grow old. Ageing is inevitable and the possibility of needing care as we age is very real.

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Taking care of a loved one in their final days

Taking care of a loved one in their final days

PALLIATIVE care is not easy to talk about in Malaysia where death is still a taboo subject. But, dying is …

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Low on libido? Here’s what to do

Low on libido? Here’s what to do

MANY years ago it was accepted that as women age and their hormones change, they lose interest in sex. You …

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Helping the elderly deal with grief

Helping the elderly deal with grief

GRIEF is a necessary process that everyone who has lost a loved one goes through. Being older doesn’t make it …

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How to choose a home for the elderly

How to choose a home for the elderly

THE DECISION to place your loved one in a home can be emotional and guilt-ridden. The last thing you need …

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Don’t put friendship on hold

Don’t put friendship on hold

ANOTHER year has flown by. Yes, flown by, as in whooosh … where did all the time go? It was …

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Where is the supply of caregivers?

Where is the supply of caregivers?

THERE is a demand for caregivers in the country. With the elderly population growing in size, we can no longer …

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Mentoring the younger ones

Mentoring the younger ones

WHAT do you do with the information and knowledge you spent more than half your life amassing? Should you share …

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Enjoying family and feasting at Christmas

Enjoying family and feasting at Christmas

CHRISTMAS is one festive season that both Helen Read and Abby Leong look forward to. The ladies have been friends …

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Helping seniors cope with grief

Helping seniors cope with grief

LOSING a loved one is one of the hardest things in life to face, especially when it is a spouse. …

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A will can break up a family

A will can break up a family

RECENTLY I had some interesting conversations with my good friends on how siblings become enemies overnight when they learn the …

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Do’s and don’ts for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Do’s and don’ts for Alzheimer’s caregivers

TAKING care of family members who have Alzheimer’s Disease can take a toll on you. Besides watching your loved one’s …

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Have you planned your care for the final days?

Have you planned your care for the final days?

LIFE is full of uncertainties. You never know when you might be in a motor accident or have a heart …

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Remembering Hari Raya as it used to be

Remembering Hari Raya as it used to be

HARI Raya Aidilfitri used to be much simpler with family members and the community coming together to make the celebration …

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Gift ideas for Father’s Day

Gift ideas for Father’s Day

IT seems easier to shop for mothers. Spa treatment, jewellery, shoes, recipe books and chocolates are the typical options. But …

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Healthy fasting during Ramadan

Healthy fasting during Ramadan

FASTING during the holy month of Ramadan is a privilege and an honour to observe. However, according to the Muslim …

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