The brevity of life

We in the (generally) rich and developed state of Singapore are not free from disease and ill health. Consider the following…

Rising Trend of Young Onset Dementia Patients with Substantial Social Challenges and High Economic Burden. (5 Feb 2016). https://www.nni.com.sg/AboutUs/Newsroom/news-releases/2016/Pages/RISING-TREND-OF-YOUNG-ONSET-DEMENTIA-PATIENTS-WITH-SUBSTANTIAL-SOCIAL-CHALLENGES-AND-HIGH-ECONOMIC-BURDEN.aspx. National Neuroscience Institute. Singapore.

The next day.

‘Alarming rise’ in younger dementia patients. (6 Feb 2016). http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/alarming-rise-in-younger-dementia-patients. The Straits Times. Singapore.

Once again in 2017.

Young onset dementia on the rise in Singapore at an ‘alarming rate’. (24 Apr 2017). http://alz.org.sg/young-onset-dementia-on-the-rise-in-singapore-at-an-alarming-rate/. Alzheimer’s Disease Association. Singapore.

The question is though, how can we make fruitful use of our time in these short several score (20) years? Is it not time to focus on the truly important things while we are still able to?

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