If you’re becoming particularly forgetful you may fear the underlying cause is Alzheimer’s disease. How do you know if you or a loved one could be suffering from this debilitating disease and is there anything you can do to prevent it?
By Alet van Zyl
The sisters were beside themselves with worry when their mom seemed to have vanished from the face of the Earth in early autumn last year. Enlisting the help of some of her friends, they tried for 10 frantic days to track her down.
Eventually Yolandi Stander (27) and Elizma Reyneke (24) left their Pretoria homes and travelled to Kroonstad where their mom lived. They found Toekoe Chamberlain (54) in bed in her room – and it was clear she’d been there for days.
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