Caregiver Stories

29 Aug 2019

Evelyn’s cheerful smile gives away no hint of the difficulties she faced as a caregiver. Years ago, she noticed something was amiss with her son, Wei Jie*. He was then 15 years old, and though he had always been a very careful and conscientious student, he began having...

24 Jun 2019

Commitment to his relationship led to him peeling and cutting heaps of pineapples, all for a good cause.

When Han Rong met his girlfriend in 2017, he learnt that she was suffering from bipolar disorder. His girlfriend Peirong, who was in her 20s, had difficulty contro...

24 Apr 2019


Life hit rock bottom for every single member of my family the day my mum took her own life.

On 28 July 2018, my brother was diagnosed with delusion disorder. Since then, I had a hunch that my mother might one day take the path that she did. Nevertheless, I tried to b...

24 Jan 2019

Caring is to always be there for my loved one.

In 2010, I resigned from my full-time job as a secretary at 54 to take care of my elderly mother, Ng Sook Cheng. She was 76, and had suffered a stroke earlier that year. The stroke caused her mobility to be affected and s...

15 Nov 2018

Robert Wong is a caregiver to his wife, who suffers from schizophrenia. His caregiving journey began in 2013, when he observed signs of his wife undergoing a gradual change in behaviour. It started out with her complaining about various things more than she used to, wh...

21 Sep 2018

I would describe my caregiving journey as being long and winding, with many roadblocks along the way. I have been caring for two siblings since we were young: a brother, who is bedridden with physical and mental disabilities due to autism, and a younger sister, who has...

27 Aug 2018

Gwen (not her real name) is a caregiver to a mother with dementia and a sister with schizophrenia. She has had over 30 years of experience caring for her sister and researching how to help her through the internet and books. Gwen attended CAL’s C2C (Caregiver-to-Caregi...

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