News: ADN & the University of Namibia

UNAM, University of Namibia

Good Morning dear friends of Demenetia in Namibia

I have been very quiet over the last few months as we were busy preparing our new venue next to the Swakop river and finally moved at the beginning of May. A wonderful lady, Linda, joined our team and together she and I had a very busy time with a lot of challenges.

But this week Alzheimer’s Dementia Namibia is making news again. Why?

The University of Applied Sciences in Muenster Germany is busy with a training workshop here in Namibia called;: Caring for elderly people in Namibia. This takes place at the University of Namibia (UNAM – as it is locally known). They invited ADN to take part in this very historical event.

I, Berry Holtzhausen, have been invited to lecture on Dementia in Namibia and will also be attending the workshop and take part in the lectures that they are running for the staff of UNAM’s medical school and other role players, like the Ministry of Health for example.

My hope and prayers are that after this week the most neglected group of people in Namibia – People living with Dementia – will never be neglected again. I also hope that I can sow a seed through the experiences of ADN in Namibia that Dementia needs to be seen as a health priority in Namibia.

That is all from me for now, but I hope to get back to you soon with an update.

Namibian Nurses

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