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Appeal made for help with finding 84-year-old woman with dementia, last seen at Hougang

Mdm Ho is suffering from dementia and can only understand and speak Cantonese. She is not carrying an ID or any other form of identification and was last seen in the Hougang area, specifically around Blk 376B Hougang Street 32, sometime between 10 and 11am on Sunday

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Singapore— A netizen has posted an appeal on social media to help find an 84-year-old woman, who has been missing since October 13, Sunday.

Netizen Kian Seng posted on the Facebook page Singapore Missing People early on Tuesday morning that the elderly woman’s name is Ho Ng Lui.

Mdm Ho is suffering from dementia and can only understand and speak Cantonese. She is not carrying an ID or any other form of identification.

Mr Seng said that she was last seen in the Hougang area, specifically around Blk 376B Hougang Street 32, sometime between 10 and 11 o’clock on Sunday morning.

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How Mr Seng is related to Madam Ho has not been disclosed, although the police have said that a missing persons report was filed by her family.

He added that a police report stating that she was missing was filed by Sunday night, and asked anyone with information about her to call a Mr Woo at 9783 1767, or if she is found, to bring her to the nearest police station.

A photo of Madam Ho was included in Mr Seng’s post.

According to media outlet mothership.sg, the Singapore Police Force has confirmed the report from her family that Madam Ho is missing, and that they also appealed for anyone with information concerning her whereabouts to come forward. The Police have assured the public that information disclosed will be kept confidential.

The avenues through which people may come forward are the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000, or online at www.police.gov.sg/iWitness.

*Updated* as of 15/10/19 3.15pm. Mdm Ho Ng Lui has been found. Thank you all for your help.Dear All,Please help to…

Posted by Kian Seng on Monday, October 14, 2019

Here is Mr Seng’s post on Singapore Missing People in full.

“Dear All,
Please help to keep a lookout for Mdm Ho Ng Lui. She is 84 years old.
She has been missing since 10am – 11am, 13 October 2019 (Sunday), around the area at Blk 376B Hougang Street 32.
She has dementia and only speaks and understands Cantonese. She has no form of identification on her.
We have reported to the police on Sunday night 13 October 2019.
Please contact Mr Woo at 9783 1767 or assist to bring her to the nearest police station if you find her.
Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.”

Singapore Missing People is a group that “aims to provide online search effort for the grieving family members.”

This month, the page also featured two other missing elderly people. On October 9, it shared a post from Dementia-Friendly Singapore, which said that 88-year-old Matilda Tham had been missing from Asian Women’s Welfare Association Community Home For Senior Citizens Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 Blk.

Fortunately, Madam Tham was found later that day.

On October 11, it reposted an appeal from Wan Yu Ping, whose grandfather had gone missing, also from the Hougang area. A picture of the elderly man, Seah Boon Liong, was included in the post, although it was not indicated how old he is. Mr Seah did not have any identification cards on him either.

Ms Ping posted on her personal page by October 12 that her grandfather had been found./ TISG

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