Alone for 17 years after her husband died, Helen was falling prey to dementia, loneliness and squalor in her one-room flat. Until this turned her life around.
This is part of a special package on elderly poverty in Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam and South Korea: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/elderly-poverty-series
Caring for aging parents is something most adult children worry about, but for Asian Americans cultural obligations exist that can lead to challenges, as Kyung Yoon reports.
Show: Asian American Life
Aired: December 2014