Gauteng

Services offered:

Training
2 day course aimed at family and home based carers
4 day course aimed at professionals and residential care

Awareness
Information talks
Awareness campaigns
Workshops

Counselling
Individual and family counselling
Home visits

Support groups
We offer a number of support groups around the province. Attendance is free. The support groups are aimed at family members of those with dementia. The meetings are monthly. Please contact the office for the latest list of groups.

Memory screening
A 2 hour assessment with the person with suspected dementia and a family member. We take a detailed history, conduct cognitive tests, do a basic health check and give the family a referral to a specialist in the field. This is very helpful to get a sense of direction as it can be overwhelming trying to decide which Dr to see for diagnosis.

We charge a nominal fee for most of the services we offer. However, if finances are a problem please discuss this with the regional manager. We don’t want anyone to not get help purely due to lack of financial resources. However, we need to cover our costs as much as possible.

Volunteers
ASA Gauteng makes use of retired nurses as volunteers for the memory screening. The majority of the services we offer are conducted by volunteers. We are in need of volunteers to assist with marketing, fundraising, helping with Casual Day and running a support group.

If you are interested in becoming involved in any way please contact Debbie on managergpz@alzheimers.org.za.

JHB Office

222 Modderfontein Rd East
Elphin Lodge, Lyndhurst

Tel: 011 346 2757
admingp@alzheimers.org.za
Office hours: 8:00 – 15:00 Mon to Thursday

Regional Manager: Debbie Beech
managergp@alzheimers.org.za

Soweto Office

Soweto Office: 246 Tau Street

Sports Hall, Diepkloof

Loraine Sepeng – 0795911304