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As S’pore society ages, who will care for the caregivers?

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In greying Singapore, it is estimated that there are more than 210,000 caregivers — many of whom have had to compromise their careers, finances and even their own health to look after their ill or disabled loved ones. One such caregiver is Mr Henry Koh, 43, who had taken a significant pay cut when he quit his decade-long job as a behavioural therapist and opted for a flexible work arrangement as a consultant. Mr Koh is the primary caregiver to his 76-year-old mother and 95-year-old grandmother – both suffering from dementia. Video: Ili Nadhirah Mansor/TODAY

In greying Singapore, it is estimated that there are more than 210,000 caregivers — many of whom have had to compromise their careers, finances and even their own health to look after their ill or disabled loved ones.

One such caregiver is Mr Henry Koh, 43, who had taken a significant pay cut when he quit his decade-long job as a behavioural therapist and opted for a flexible work arrangement as a consultant.

Mr Koh is the primary caregiver to his 76-year-old mother and 95-year-old grandmother – both suffering from dementia.

Video: Ili Nadhirah Mansor/TODAY

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