Today I want to introduce you to Elrine Els and her family. The first time I met her daughter, Elmarine, she told me that she and her mother was doing shopping when her mother stopped and looked very frightened. She said she smelled something burning. And asked why Elmarine couldn't not smell it?! This is … Continue reading Remember Me: Elrine Els
The Story of Chief Petrus At the end of our research trip (2014 Review – Part 4) we stopped at Okahandja’s Craft market so that Susanne could buy a few souvenirs. As Susanne ‘shopped’ I told the owner of the stall, Black Jack, who we were and what we did. He immediately said that this … Continue reading Remember Me: Chief Petrus
Oom (Uncle) Christo Laubscher is a well known farmer in Namibia. Oom Christo's wife wrote: " He lost his interest in farming....'" after 42 years of farming with Christo in Namibia, Annetjie concludes: "... his chair is empty." Oom Christo and his dog. Together with friends and family. Annatjie and Oom Christo's beloved dog. All … Continue reading Remember Me: Christo Laubscher
On the 10th September was another small 'step' for women but a huge leap for people living with dementia in Africa when Susanne Spittle from Berlin did a presentation on Dementia in Africa titled: "I lost my mind - am I a witch?' In this way, Ndjinaa was remembered when delegates from all over the … Continue reading Remember Me: Ndjinaa
On Friday 4th September 2015, Namib Primary School in Swakopmund baked purple cup cakes to raise funds & awareness for Alzheimer's Dementia Namibia. Hein's wife, Anette is a teacher at Namib Primary and decided to use the month of September to educate the grade 6 & 7 students about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Thank you … Continue reading September is about REMEMBER ME
Today we remember Hein who has Frontal Temporal Dementia. This means Hein only hears the first 2/3 words of a sentence and then he hears nothing. So a sentence sounds like this to Hein: "Hein please lay blah blah blah blah..." You get the picture... Hospitals are very scary places to people with dementia. They … Continue reading September is about REMEMBER ME
Today we look Remember Sarah Hebbard. Sarah is 70 years old and married to Stuart Hebbard (72). They live in Swakopmund. Sarah was diagnosed 4/5 years ago, although dementia has been present for longer. Caregiver Ndina helps out at the family-owned business, the Snake Park.
Here in the southern hemisphere, we celebrate spring day on on the 1st September. Of course, it is also the start of Alzheimer's Month all over the world. To celebrate, the driving force behind Alzheimer's Dementia Namibia went purple today. But he is not the only one who went purple - the caregivers and the … Continue reading Spring and Alzheimer’s Month