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No bed at the nursing home, so couple forced to stay apart

In some cases, impact of separation is more acutely felt if one spouse has dementia

No bed at the nursing home, so couple forced to stay apart
Mr Abu and his wife, Madam Nashua, who have been married for 54 years, were forced to live apart for about 11/2 years in different nursing homes due to a shortage of beds. ST PHOTO: JANICE TAI

Janice Tai
jantai@sph.com.sg

They have been married for 54 years but were forced to live apart for 1 1/2 years in different nursing homes due to a lack of beds.