20 October 2006

Contact details: Alzheimer's support groups

Support groups throughout the country.

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

3rd floor, State House Rose Street
Cape Town
Telephone: (021) 421-0077 / 78
Fax: (021) 418-2772

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:
KwaZulu-Natal: 031 702 4321. Email:
Western Cape: 0860 102 681. Email:
Free State:

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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