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KwaZulu Natal Manager
Kim began working for Alzheimer’s SA in 2013 as a social worker and transitioned to the role of KZN regional manager in January 2018. She was born in Johannesburg where she qualified as a social worker before moving to Pietermaritzburg to begin her career and complete her Masters degree in social work. Kim previously worked for the Pietermaritzburg Mental Health Society and PADCA Care of the Aged. She is grateful to work with a dedicated and passionate team who between the six of them have worked for the region for 60 years.
Alzheimer’s KZN’s regional office is situated at 26 Scott Road Pinetown (which is open on weekday mornings) and we have a satellite office in Pietermaritzburg.
Counselling and Information Service
We offer counselling and support in English, Zulu and Afrikaans. We also have resource lists available of nursing homes in KZN, doctors with a special interest in dementia and care giving agencies.
Support groups for the carers of people suffering from dementia
Support groups provide a safe environment for spouses or caregivers to learn from and support each other. We have 10 support groups across the province, these groups are run on a monthly basis. The support groups are based in: Durban North, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh, Howick, Ballito, Shongweni Dam and Wushwini.
We have 7 volunteers.
Dementia training courses
We facilitate one, two and four day ‘Caring for the person with Dementia’ training courses in English and Zulu.
Community development outreach
Our two Community workers visit people living with dementia and their families to offer support and provide education. They also create awareness of dementia by giving awareness talks at schools, church groups, and clinics.
We create awareness of dementia by giving talks and presentations to any organisation requesting information on dementia. We also organise special events during September to highlight World Alzheimer’s Day which is celebrated each year on the 21st of September.
For information on any of the above mentioned services or any enquiry please contact our office office on 031 702 8811 or send an email to email@example.com.
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July 2021 Newsletter
Newsletter July 2021
Our July newsletter will bring you up to date with what has been happening at the office over this period. Features include articles relating to coping strategies for those living with dementia and how to look after ourselves in an effort to reduce our risk of developing dementia. If you would like to be added to our database to receive our bi-annual newsletter and information regarding upcoming events and training, please subscribe below.
January 2021 Newsletter
Newsletter January 2021
The last few months have certainly been like no other with with Covid-19 and lockdown and the need for dementia care services has not decreased during this time. Our January newsletter will bring you up to date with what has been happening at the office over this period. Features include articles relating to coping strategies for those living with dementia and how to look after ourselves in an effort to reduce our risk of developing dementia. If you would like to be added to our database to receive our bi-annual newsletter and information regarding upcoming events and training, please subscribe below.