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"What if I see you, and I don't know that
  you're my daughter, and I don't know that
  you love me?"

"Then, I'll tell you that I do, and you'll
  believe me.”

    - Lisa Genova, Still Alice -

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We need your help.

  • Over 44 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease – this number will rise to 75.6 million by 2030 and 135.5 million by 2050.
  • Around the world a new case of dementia occurs every 4 seconds.
  • Approx 750 000 people in South Africa have the disease.
  • Presently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease threatens to bankrupt families, with escalating medication costs and no support to pay for either day or full time care.

We would like to make a difference so please help us by sending us your stories, joining our organisation, making a donation or signing our petition.

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The model ambassador : Chad Meihuizen

The glamour of the lifestyle of living it up in cities around the world changed somewhat when Chad Meihuizen’s dad contracted Alzheimer’s disease. He tells Joy Watson about this life-changing experience. When Chad Meihuizen was a boy, he wanted to …

Medical aids not helping dementia patients

I have a parent who suffers from dementia,and the medical aide Medscheme ,after all her and my late father years of contributions have failed to honour her medication claims of about R800. A MONTH MAXIMUM. I am thoroughly disgusted with …

Alzheimer’s disease – our story

Thank you for all the trouble you are taking to encourage medical aids (ours is Discovery) to recognise Alzheimer’s disease.  It is so good to know that someone is trying to understand the financial burden that this disease imposes on …

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Impact of Alzheimer’s disease on family and friends

Some of the most common feelings families and caregivers experience are guilt, grief and loss, and anger. Rest assured that you are not alone if you find yourself feeling these, too. Guilt It is quite common to feel guilty—guilty for …

6 Tips for Handling Family Conflicts While Caregiving

When it comes time to arrange care for yourself, your spouse or your aging parent, it works out best for everyone if family members can set aside their differences. With heightened emotions at play in caregiving situations, both sides will …

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