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
Bethlehem, Bloemfontein, Kroonstad, Lapologang, Parys, Welkom
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
Bela-Bela, Modimolle, Mooketsi, Polokwane, Tzaneen
- Mpumalanga 013-007 0089 or 083 265 1187
Botleng, Daantjie, Emalahleni, Kamhlushwa, Nelspruit, Nkomazi, Schoemansdal, Secunda, White River
- Northern Cape 053-831 5815
Calvinia distrik, De Aar, Kimberley, Springbok, Upington, Williston
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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.