Diagnosed with bipolar disorder a decade ago, Ah Ying has been living with her 14-year-old grandson in a public housing flat. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A bipolar grandmother faces jail in Hong Kong for an offence she can’t remember committing, while other elderly residents have found prison ‘more comfortable’

Social workers say there may be factors beyond poverty driving seniors to shoplift, and some issues can be solved with care and support

Topic |   Ageing society

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Diagnosed with bipolar disorder a decade ago, Ah Ying has been living with her 14-year-old grandson in a public housing flat. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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