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Western Cape Manager

Hettie Theron

Hettie Theron has been regional Manager of Alzheimer’s SA in the Southern Cape since 2017, previously doing training of caregivers of patients with dementia. She lives in Wilderness since 1995, after relocating from Namibia. Hettie has a passion for training of caregivers and also of supporting patients and families of people living with Alzheimer’s

General Inquiries

For information regarding resources such as doctors, support groups, home care, homes, day care or respite care in the Western Cape please contact Hettie Theron at the Western Cape office on 021 979 2724 or send an email to managerwc@alzheimers.org.za.


Hettie Theron


Please contact Hettie Theron at the Western Cape office for more information on:

  • Dementia care homes
  • Doctors with an interest in dementia
  • Day care
  • Respite care
  • Support groups and home care lists
  • Advice sheets and family counselling

Visit our resource centres to pick up information or get advice about Alzheimer’s disease:
Table View at 5 Study St, Table View (information only)
Paarl – contact Hester Visage Tel: 082 789 4876

Become a Volunteer

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer, contact Hettie Theron.

Current Trials

Follow the following link:  Western Cape Trials for more information.

Homes Without Waiting Lists

Panorama Palms – has vacancies in their frail and dementia care units. Contact Annamarie Heydenrych on 021 930 6035 or email panoramalifestyle@trans50.org.za for pricing.

The Cape Peninsular Organisation for the aged – CPOA. They administer several homes throughout the Cape and can also offer respite care. For info on which homes have vacancies please phone the head office on 021 686 7830 or visit www.cpoa.co.za.

Brenthurst Residence Contact Matron – Lizann Painter on 021 762 3935 or send an email to. brentonlodge@telkomsa.net.

The Villa at Nazareth House, Cape Town – has vacancies in their specialised dementia care facility in Vredehoek, Cape Town. The Villa focuses on quality of life with an emphasis on person-centered care where the focus is on the person and their individual needs, instead of their diagnosis. For more information email thevilla@nazarethcare.co.za,  call  +27 21 202 1459 or visit www.nazarethcare.co.za

Robin Trust in Pinelands. Contact Sr Madelein Duvenhage on 072 210 2147 or email madelein@heosa.org.za

Lilac Residence in Welgelegen. Call 021 558 1116. Address: 43 La Provence St, Welgelegen or email  info@lilacresidence.co.za.

Feathers.Care – has opened a new specialised Alzheimer’s and Dementia care facility in Rosendal, Durbanville. Contact Annaréne Rossouw on 021 910 1078 or email annarene@feathers.care for pricing. Their website is www.feathers.care.

Hospicare offers day-care, short term, overnight and long term permanent residence in either full frail care facilities or assisted living environments. We currently have facilities in Stellenbosch and Hermanus.  There are dementia and Alzheimer’s units at both of the facilities and at this stage our specialised staff look after all cases – no matter the severity.  Contact person – Lina Nel. Call 084 556 0205. Email – marketing@hospicare.co.za. Website – https://hospicare.co.za/

Support Groups

Please contact Hettie Theron for info on support groups and services. Email managerwc@alzheimers.org.za or call 021 979 2724 .

August 2020 Newsletter

Newsletter August 2020

Memory Magazine

We are now nearly seven months into our fight against the Coronavirus. Our latest newsletter has more info about Covid 19 from the point of view of caregivers and how to help them cope with the stress of looking after someone with the disease. It also looks at the physical effects of the virus and has some pointers on how to explain Covid 19 to someone with dementia. Download and read the newsletter for more information.

april 2020 Newsletter

Newsletter April 2020

Memory Magazine

At the time of writing this we are in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic . The focus of this newsletter is how the virus will affect people with dementia and their families. With many dementia care homes closed to visitors this is a stressful time for both the dementia patient and the people who would normally be able to visit them. Dementia is not in itself a risk factor for Covid 19 infection but people with dementia could be at higher risk for transmitting infection as well as getting the infection. Download and read the newsletter for more information.

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