Living alone in old age (Page 19)

Lianhe Zaobao

Sunday, 22 May 2016

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng of the Department of Japanese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in which she highlighted the common practice here of employing domestic helpers to take care of seniors and issues that seniors face in adapting to such an arrangement. Assoc Prof Thang noted that according to Japanese academics involved in ageing studies, the arrangement of staying with a domestic helper from a culturally different background, on a long term basis, is met with some reservations from Japanese families. She added that Japan has prolifically invented devices to help seniors in their basic daily activities, as well as robotics capable of taking care and interacting with humans.

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