Singapore's elderly poor: Looking after Helen

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Singapore's elderly poor: Looking after Helen

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Alone for 17 years after her husband died, Helen Fernandez was falling prey to dementia, loneliness and squalor. But all that changed when a community of social service professionals and volunteers stepped in to help. 

This is part of CNA Insider's regional series on elderly poverty.

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They run marathons. Race dragon boats. Volunteer for charity. All on just one day off a week as domestic helpers.

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