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We are dedicated to providing support for families and individuals to improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia as 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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Tuesday, 21 September is World Alzheimer’s Day a day in which organisations around the world focus their efforts on raising awareness for Alzheimer’s and dementia. “Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia,” says Dr Heather Rauch, a clinical social...
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Never did I imagine that my strong, independent, determined mum who raised me as a single mum from the age of 45 would become a lady who suffered from Dementia? It took me two years to accept this disease and to understand it. My sister and I were blessed to have our...
Get into their World...don't try to bring them back to reality. An article submitted by Henry Spencer. When the person living with Alzheimer’s or family member that you are caring for, alludes to an incident or person incorrectly; or seems to be engaging in an...
Dementia causes people to lose their ability to recognize familiar places. It’s common for a person living with dementia to wander or become lost or confused about their location. Six in 10 people living with dementia will wander at least once; many do so repeatedly....
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.
Sep 2021 Newsletter
Newsletter Sep 2021
Our National newsletter will bring you up to date with what has been happening at our offices around the country as well as the latest news about dementia. Features include articles relating to World Alzheimer’s Month, how to disclose or react to a dementia diagnosis and coping with dementia.