I am from Balikpapan, Indonesia and I am a mother of two children. My first child is a girl and my second child is a boy. We realized there was something wrong with my second child when he was two years old. He liked spinning the wheel of a toy car for hours instead of playing with it. He also liked walking in circles and only stopped when you held him. He never responded when we called his name. We did not think his actions and responses were unusual. We thought if we waited, these actions and responses would change as he grew older. We were wrong. After 6 months, he remained the same. So, we decided to bring him to a pediatrician and after examining him, he diagnosed my son as having autism. He was two and a half years old.
Last year, a 68 year-old man was reported dead by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) lying among heaps of junk in his flat, after a neighbour complained of a pungent stench stemming from his residence. In another incident, a 58 year-old man who hoarded items died when the firefighters struggled to get through the stack of hoarded items to save him during an accidental fire.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
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When we’re thinking of sending someone to the hospital to receive medical attention, it’s natural for us to call for an ambulance. However, do you know that there are non-emergency ambulances as well? For cases that are mild in nature, it would be a waste of resources to send a normal ambulance, which is usually reserved for life-threatening emergencies.
When someone brings up a possibility of an accident, you might scoff and think that there’s really nothing much that can be done about it. After all, an accident is something that’s out of our control. You can reduce the chances of it occurring, but when it happens, it happens.
This article is written by Adel, who is a lawyer by training, and was a litigation lawyer in her previous life. She's now an over-indulgent mum to two little girls. She currently works part time at CaregiverAsia as General Counsel. Aside from entertaining her kids, Adel spends her spare time scouring for good eats in Singapore and beyond. She especially enjoys documenting her obsession for good food in the form of photos on Instagram. Always thinking of what and where to eat next...
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Singapore has an increasing aging population and we are all going to be a part of it. So, what happens when we become mentally incapacitated? We would want to ensure that our affairs will be taken care of by someone we trust. This can be done through a legal document called the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).
And so... I discovered this week that I probably have a receeding gumline too.
This discovery is part of a long line of signs that I have noticed over the past 18 months, that is signalling to me that, well, I'm growing old. I am about to hit my big 4-0 this year, and indeed, while in spirit I don't feel middle-aged (OMG, did I even use this word on myself?), my body is certainly showing me signs of wear and tear.