Today, we look at neighbouring South Africa’s Alzheimer’s South Africa.
Alzheimer’s SA is dedicated to providing support for families and individuals and strives to advocate on their behalf, to improve the lot of people with Alzheimer’s/dementia and their carers.
Alzheimer’s SA was founded in 1985 and is a non-profit organisation managed by a national executive council. It is the South African representative of Alzheimer’s Disease International and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with dementia and those affected by it. For Alzheimer’s associations in other countries, please see http://www.alz.co.uk/help/associations.html.
For information you are unable to find on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the national helpline, which will cost you the same as a local call regardless of where you are in South Africa: 0860 102 681.
The counselors on duty are volunteers (weekday mornings, after 09h00) can lend an ear, post you information and newsletters or provide contact information of specialists, carers, homes, therapists etc.
Alzheimer’s South Africa is very active in the community and has a whole list of upcoming events. The first being Casual Day on the 4th September 2015. If you are in South Africa – why not support them?
Elsewhere in the world? Donate!