15 Jun '16, 11am

Retiree feels happy going for music therapy

SINGAPORE - Four of her five children have families of their own. And the remaining child who is still living with her is busy carving out his career. So when she's not working as a part-time sales promoter, retiree Susan Tan, 70, fills her days going for music therapy at the Training and Research Academy at Jurong Point ([email protected]). Madam Tan is one of 108 elderly people living in Jurong who were asked to take part in a 10-year study to gauge if loneliness or living alone increases the risks of dementia and depression among the old. Madam Tan, who enjoys listening to songs by the late Teresa Teng, said: "It is only once a week, but I feel happy attending the sessions. I've even made new friends. "With nothing to do at home, I'd either eat tidbits or watch TV." The participants were selected because they either showed signs of mild depression or are at risk of depression. Th...

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