Alzheimer's South Africa (KZN)
Alzheimer’s South Africa is a non profit company rendering support and services to people living with dementia, their families and communities as well as organisations working in the field of the aged. The KZN region was established in 1992. We are situated in Pinetown and have a satellite office in Pietermaritzburg. We are the only organisation in KZN specialising in dementia and we cover the whole of the KZN province. Our services include but are not limited to counselling, support groups (we currently have 17 groups across KZN), awareness programmes as well as training.
There is still much discrimination in our communities around dementia which results in those living with dementia being abused, neglected and even murdered. In certain cultures, it is believed that those living with dementia are cursed or bewitched. We need to educate our friends, our families and our communities that dementia is an illness that can affect anyone – it does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, education or wealth. We have a big role to play in creating awareness and decreasing the stigma that still exists in our communities today.
For any information or assistance please don't hesitate to contact us on 031 702 4321 (Pinetown) or 033 396 1011 (Pietermaritzburg) or email [email protected]