Dementia

20 October 2006

Contact details: Alzheimer's support groups

Support groups throughout the country.

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Dementia SA provides the following:
Support – through support groups and other aged organisations, network of professionals working in the field of memory care and facilities offering dementia care

Counselling – telephonic, face-to-face and family counselling

Awareness and education to families, carers, communities and professionals

Advocacy for the rights of those with dementia

Resource centre available for members of Dementia SA

Address:
3rd floor, State House Rose Street
Cape Town
Telephone: (021) 421-0077 / 78
Fax: (021) 418-2772
E-mail: info@dementiasa.org

Alzheimer's SA
A non-profit organisation (nr 001 352) which has support groups throughout the country.

They offer the following services:

  • Helpline (Sharecall number 0860 102 681)
  • Regular newsletters
  • Provision of accurate information
  • Education and training of family members, volunteers, carers and professionals in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Resource development
  • Awareness projects and publicity campaigns

Eastern Cape: 041 992 1278. Email: h.schaberg@telkomsa.net
Gauteng: alzheimers@myconnection.co.za
KwaZulu-Natal: 031 702 4321. Email: alzheimerskzn@durbs.com
Western Cape: 0860 102 681. Email: info@alzheimers.org.za
Free State: alzheimersfs@shisas.com

Elder abuse support group
Halt Elder Abuse Line (HEAL) offers support and advice about all forms of elder abuse: 0800 003081

 

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