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Dementia SA's primary aim is to provide innovative services and support to address the challenges faced by people with dementia, their families, carers in formal and informal settings in South Africa. We believe in strengthening community awareness and understanding of all forms of dementia and advocate for training and education in ageing communities. It is in these communities where there are many elderly who are vulnerable and at higher risk of developing a dementia and exposed to various forms of abuse as a result of memory and cognitive impairment.

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One Million 'dementia friends' wanted for training

By James Gallagher Health and Science Reporter
BBC News 8 November 2012

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched the 'dementia friends' scheme in central London

The government wants to train a million people in England by 2015 to become "dementia friends", able to spot signs of the illness and help sufferers. It is part of plans to raise awareness of the condition, which affects nearly 700,000 people in England. Read more...

Dementia SA Participates in the Celebration of Naomi Feil's 80th Birthday

Dementia SA recently had the opportunity to join the world-wide dementia community in honoring Naomi Feil at the events which celebrated her 80th birthday. Naomi Feil continues to devote her career to advancing the humane and dignified care of persons with dementia. Read more...

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