Dasmond Koh rarely talks about his mother, who passed away in February 2020. But in the new episode of Hear U Out, the 49-year-old opened up about what it was like caring for her during the “seven to eight” years she suffered from dementia.
“It got so bad that I doubted myself at times," he said. "There were times when I was tired both in body and spirit. When her dementia worsened, she would complain about wanting to go home [when she was already home] for three or four hours. She’d insist that she wasn’t at home, because she only remembered the house that she used to live in. [My older sister and I] had to keep telling her, ‘This is your home. Where do you want to go to?’”
Dasmond said he and his sister would spend “two to three hours” trying to convince their mum that she was home, and had to resort to lying to her by saying that there was no transport so as to get her to stay for the night.