Leaders in the field of ALzheimer’s and Dementia
We are dedicated to providing support for families and individuals to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia aas well as their carers.
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About Alzheimer’s South Africa
Alzheimer’s South Africa NPC work with multiple organisations and partners to provide families with a wider range of services and activities.
We have established support groups throughout the country.
Friends and partners of Alzheimer’s South Africa NPC are welcome to borrow books from the library at our national office.
We have a small selection of books and leaflets for sale.
You have the Power to Educate Yourself About Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Whether you are caring for someone who has the disease; have a friend or family member about whom you’re concerned; or if you – yourself – have been recently diagnosed, in the fight against Alzheimer’s, education is a critically important “weapon.”
Too often, people dismiss the importance of Alzheimer’s education: “It’s not going to change the diagnosis … I’m better off not knowing what’s ahead … I can handle it. How hard can caregiving be …”
Equipping yourself with information about dementia will dramatically improve your quality of life as a caregiver and that of the person with the disease.
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Corona Virus – Tips for Families, Caregivers, People living with Dementia and Long Term Care Centres
The impact of the Corona-virus on people living with dementia cannot be underestimated. No one was prepared for the virus that hit our country earlier this year, and which has become a part of our lives. Hand sanitising, social distancing and wearing of masks have...
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From A to BBO: How Alzheimer Disease and Dementia Symptoms and Onset Can Be Helped with Bridge Base Online
Every single person I know who has someone with dementia or Alzheimer's disease in their family has heightened awareness of their own risk; the same is true for anyone who has ever seen the deterioration these conditions can trigger in someone they know and love....
Experts say it is likely that dementia does not increase the risk for COVID-19, just like dementia does not increase the risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviours, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk. For...
There are plenty of studies supporting the fact that the card game of bridge helps to promote better mental health – and more, that it can aid the brain when it comes to conditions like dementia. (NCBI; MedicalNewsToday; AARP; Alzheimer’s SA) Considering this, can the...
Alzheimer’s South Africa facilitates support groups led by trained volunteers where family members, care givers, nurses and others can learn and support each other. We have support groups in every province of the country.
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Alzheimer’s South Africa relies on the support of individuals, members, the communities it serves and the business sector in order to render the essential services it provides. If you would like to discuss other ways to make a financial contribution please contact us.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all our events have been put on hold. Watch this space for more information.