Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. For more information, download and share our dementia fact sheet.
Caring for your loved one at home vs placing them in a facility
At Livewell we pride ourselves in staying up to date on international best practice and innovation in the memory care space and love sharing what we learn. If you need more information or are considering a facility for a loved one, get in touch and one of our specialised family advisors will contact you to understand and discuss your unique requirements or join in on one of our monthly support groups.
RSG radio interview - Dementia and the holiday season
PretoriaFM radio interview - Dementia and the holiday season
Radio Pulpit Interview Met Hart Siel
Smile FM Honest Truth Interview - Online Support Group
Rise FM Interview - Caring for loved ones with dementia
Smile FM interview with Ivan Oosthuizen
Radio Kragbron (Me And My Health) interview with Ivan Oosthuizen
Interview with Occupational Therapist, Corlia Schutte on Radio 702
SMILE FM radio interview - Dementia and the holiday season
HeartFM radio interview - Dementia and the holiday season
Power FM Power Weekend Breakfast Interview
Channel Africa - Caring for loved ones with dementia
Pretoria FM interview with Ivan Oosthuizen
CapeTalk interview with Ivan Oosthuizen
Pretoria FM Klank Koerant interview with Ivan Oosthuizen
Interview with Ivan Oosthuizen on Smile 90.4.fm
Our aim is to equip families, spouses and care providers with ways to sustain themselves when they face difficulty or when a spouse is diagnosed with dementia. The Livewell Wellness Talks are informative sessions presented by the Livewell team and other industry thought leaders.
Unfortunately during the lockdown, we were unable to host physical events but recorded online videos for you to watch in your own time. Here is an example of one of these videos with more talks available on our YouTube channel.
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