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Membership

If you would like to become a member of Alzheimer's South Africa, please contact your local office or the national office (see Contact us for details). Any personal details you provide are regarded as confidential. Individual membership is just R100.00 p.a.

Please see Services and activities, which includes information about support groups and services, our library and books and leaflets for sale.

Members of our association are welcome to borrow books from our small library and are given preferential rates for the purchase of booklets.

Contact us

Office location, email and phone:

National office, 10 Boskruin Business Park, Bosbok Rd (off Kelly Rd), Randpark Ridge, 2169 (-26.095810 ,27.943050) 
011-792 2511 / 011-792 8387
Helpline - info@alzheimers.org.za  0860 102 681

Limpopo - info@alzheimers.org.za  011-792 2511

Mpumalanga, Nelspruit - alzheimers.mpu@gmail.com  013-007 0089

KwaZulu Natal - alzheimerskzn@alzheimers.org.za  031 702 4321 (Durban) 033 396 1011 (PMB)

Training and support groups -  socialworker@alzheimers.org.za

Library and publications: nancy@alzheimers.org.za
Donations and fundraising, marketing and publicity: info@alzheimers.org.za 
Accounts: accounts@alzheimers.org.za
Newsletter and general: info@alzheimers.org.za

Northern Cape, Kimberley - ncape@alzheimers.org.za  053-831 5815

North West - info@alzheimers.org.za   Tel: 0860 102 681

Southern Cape, Plettenberg Bay - howorthjennifer@telkomsa.net  044-533 0132

Western Cape, Durbanville - jill.alzheimers@myconnection.co.za  021-979 2724

National HELPLINE: 0860 102 681 (costs callers in South Africa the same as a local call. From outside SA, please email the national office.)

feedback:

We'd like to hear from you if you have comments or suggestions about this website. Write to us at info@alzheimers.org.za

Services and activities

  • Gauteng offers the services of a Memory Screening Clinic (please take note that this is not a diagnostic and/or treatment clinic), which is held monthly. An appointment needs to be made and the cost is R300.00 (cash only). The screening takes a maximum of two-and-a-half hours. Once screened, should there be a need for further investigation, the person will be referred.


We have support groups and/or services in these areas. For more information, please phone the relevant regional office. Please contact us if you are interested in running a support group.

  • Eastern Cape 081-350 8079

De Mist, East London, Grahamstown, Kwanobuhle, Port Elizabeth (Gelvan Park, Sunridge Park and Walmer), Treehaven (this is a support group just for people with dementia), Uitenhage

  • Free State 051-522 4894

Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Kroonstad, Lapologang, Parys, Welkom

  • Gauteng 011-346 2757

Atteridgeville, Bedfordview, Benoni, Bosmont, Brooklyn, Bryanston, Centurion, Diepkloof, Faerie Glen, Geluksdal, Germiston, Honeydew, Kempton Park, Krugersdorp, Linden, Northcliff, Norwood, Orlando East, Randpark Ridge, Sunninghill, The Hill, Waverley (Pretoria)

  • KwaZulu-Natal 031-702 4321

Amanzimtoti, Durban (Berea), Durban North, Hillcrest, Howick, KwaNgcolosi, Lower Molweni, Musgrave, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Port Shepstone, Scottburgh, Umbilo, Upper Molweni, Vryheid

  • Limpopo 011-792 2511

Bela-Bela, Modimolle, Mooketsi, Polokwane, Tzaneen

  • Mpumalanga 013-007 0089 or 083 265 1187

Botleng, Daantjie, Emalahleni, Kamhlushwa, Nelspruit, Nkomazi, Schoemansdal, Secunda, White River

  • Namibia 061 227023

Windhoek

  • Northern Cape 053-831 5815

Calvinia distrik, De Aar, Kimberley, Springbok, Upington, Williston

  • North West 011-792 2511

Klerksdorp, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Schweizer-Reneke

  • Southern Cape 044-533 0132

Albertinia, George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Sedgefield, Stilbaai

  • Western Cape 021-979 2724

Cape Town City Bowl, Durbanville, Fish Hoek, Grassy Park, Hermanus, Langebaan, Langeberg District, McGregor, Milnerton, Montagu, Moorreesburg, Panorama Hospital, Plumstead, Robertson, Somerset West, Strand, Table View, Worcester

  • Zimbabwe

Harare +263 779 714905

 


 

 

Home carers and nursing agencies: please contact your local office of the association if you are looking for a carer. Alternatively, phone national office on 011 792 2511 / 8387 or 0860 102 681 and ask for the helpline or email info@alzheimers.org.za.

 


 

You are invited to advertise in the national newsletter.  Advertisements are printed in full colour.  Our rates for once-off ads are:
Full page (14.5 x 21cm) R825
Half page (14.5 x 10.5) R420
Quarter page (7.25 x 10.5) R210
These prices include VAT.  Contact info@alzheimers.org.za.

 


 

Members of Alzheimer's South Africa are welcome to borrow books from the library at our national office - see catalogue below.   Please contact the national office to make your request: nancy@alzheimers.org.za.  Your local office may also have books for loan, so it's worth a phone call to check what's available.

Click on Book Catalogue to view books available.

 


 

We have a small selection of books and leaflets for sale. Contact nancy@alzheimers.org.za to order:

A caregiver's guide to dementia. Published by Alzheimer's SA, this booklet covers all the basics: diagnosis, types of dementia and understanding and managing the dementia.

A basic guide for nurses and caregivers. This book has a wealth of practical advice on physically caring for and nursing someone with Alzheimer’s/dementia

Demensie – riglyne vir gesinne en ander versorgers. Eenvoudig geskryf en maklik om te verstaan, hierdie boek is van onskatbare waarde, vol inligting en praktiese advies oor die daaglikse uitdaging wat Alzheimer’s/demensie meebring.

Manual: Practical help - increasing your knowledge about managing Alzheimer’s/dementia. This is full of practical advice on how to cope with progressive, deteriorative elements of Alzheimer’s/dementia. It comprises the following: Frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease, Talking to the person with dementia, Keeping the home safe, Wandering, Dressing, Eating, Supporting the person with dementia who is living alone, Activities (keeping the person busy), Washing and bathing, Incontinence, Pressure sores, Moving and lifting, Problem behaviour, Aggressive behaviour, Sexual difficulties, Using medicines, What if I have dementia?, Telling the children, Loss and bereavement, Dealing with guilt, Choosing a long-term care facility. Ook in Afrikaans beskikbaar.

Understanding Alzheimer’s (“The new science of Alzheimer’s”): Time magazine article

Legal implications of increasing adult incapability, by Prof J C Bekker

An excellent, in-depth report by the New York Times can be downloaded from http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/alzheimers-disease/in-depth-report.html.

We keep lists of care homes in some areas, but please note that the first place to look is right here on our website, where we list our affiliate members. See the link to that list on our home page.

Support Alzheimer's South Africa

 
Can you help? Leaving a legacy to Alzheimer’s SA constitutes an invaluable gift that will ensure our survival. Please consider including us in your will, or adding a codicil (click here) to your existing will.

To donate to the association, follow the instructions below or contact one of our offices or email info@alzheimers.org.za

Donations: Please fax the deposit slip to us, giving your name and address so that we can issue a receipt.

Direct deposit: Absa Bank, Northcliff, branch code 632 005. Account holder Alzheimer's South Africa, account no. 405 540 2536.

From outside South Africa: Swift code ABSAZAJJ and sort code 632 005.

By electronic transfer: https://www.givengain.com/cgi-bin/giga.cgi?cmd=donate&cause_id=3438

By SMS: To donate R5.00 to Alzheimer's SA, SMS the word "memory" to 37587
             To donate R10.00 to Alzheimer's SA, SMS the word "memory" to 48748

By making ASA your beneficiary and swiping your free My Village card whenever you shop: http://www.myschool.co.za/schools/myvillage

 

'Give-as-you-earn': CAF Southern Africa's Payroll Giving Campaign provides a simple channel for your employees to donate to ASA directly from their salaries. All beneficiaries are screened by CAFSA to ensure that beneficiary organisations' accountability is ensured and that donor contributions are secure.

All employee donors receive PAYE tax relief in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act.

For further information, please contact Resha Nagar at accounts@alzheimers.org.za

 

Debit order: To download form click here

Please fax the completed form to national office 086 635 4007 or to the regional office to which you wish to make your donation. Thank you.

From example:

Please debit the amount of R__________.00 from my account on the ____ (day) of

_______________ (month and year) and repeat each month thereafter.

Bank ....................................................... Branch ...................................................

Branch code .......................

Savings/cheque/other type of account .............................................

Account no. ................................................................

Account holder name ................................................................................................................

Signature: ................................................................ Date: .........................................................

Code of ethics

The association, its members and all its constituent officers and bodies share a common commitment to the following fundamental values, namely to

Act with integrity and fairness by

  • ensuring honesty in all dealings
  • respecting an individual's right to privacy
  • obtaining permission of a responsible person before divulging or sharing personal information

Be an informed advocate for people with the disease, their carers and families by

  • lobbying at local and national level for improved services and assistance
  • advocating for the interests of individuals or families in the communities concerned
  • creating an awareness of appropriate legal protection and procedures

Provide accurate information by

  • actively making training and educational material available to all stakeholders
  • actively raising awareness of and empathy for, at local and national levels, the nature of the disease and its effects

Be accountable to its consumers, the community and funding sources by

  • incorporating quality assurance into the services of the association
  • keeping proper financial records that are audited annually

Demonstrate a commitment to people with the disease and their families by

  • maintaining a consistently high standard in all activities
  • being visually active and conveying a progressive public image

Offer a flexible service that caters for cultural differences by

  • recognising multi-cultural communities and their particular needs
  • consulting and gaining knowledge of cultural communities

Value the commitment of volunteers and support groups by

  • recognising their particular strengths and capabilities
  • creating an environment within which a climate of belonging is fostered
  • involving them in ongoing planning and evaluation.

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