Dementia Conversations

DEMENTIA & MEMORY CARE SUPPORT GROUPS

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We encourage you to join our monthly dementia care meetings. If you know of someone looking to learn more about dementia, please share this with them.

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. “Sometimes all that a participant in the group needs is for someone to listen,” says Susan Swanepoel, Quality of Life manager at Livewell Village, Somerset West.

The Dementia Conversations support groups and events provide a place to connect with other caregivers and the Livewell team who truly understand what you are going through. Whether you need information about caregiving, wanting to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, we are here to help.


CAPE TOWN

CAPE TOWN

Details: 7th August | 10h30am

Venue: Kelvin Grove | 144 Campground Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700

Speaker: Dr Annemarie Lombard (read more about her here)

Topic: Sensory Intelligence® Selfcare – Understand your needs and get strategies to be healthier and happier.

RSVP: supportct@livewell.care| Tel: 021 851 6886

PLATTEKLOOF

Details: 14th August 2019 | 09h30am

Venue: De Plattekloof Estate, 55 Olienhout Ave, Plattekloof Rd, Bellville, 7500

Speaker: Shelly Gardiner

Topic: Benefits to maintaining and improving an active lifestyle for overall functional independence in later life.

RSVP: supportct@livewell.care| Tel: 021 851 6886

STELLENBOSCH

Details: 21st August 2019 | 14:30

Venue: La Clemence | Webersvallei Rd, Stellenbosch NU, Stellenbosch, 7600

Speaker: Dr Annemarie Lombard (read more about her here)

Topic: Sensory Intelligence® Selfcare – Understand your needs and get strategies to be healthier and happier.

RSVP: supportct@livewell.care| Tel: 021 851 6886

SOMERSET WEST

Details: 28th August 2019 | 10:30am

Venue: Livewell Villages | 41 Lourens Street, Somerset West

Speaker: Rose Polkey

Topic: Dementia from the perspective of a spouse

RSVP: supportct@livewell.care| Tel: 021 851 6886

BRYANSTON

DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS

Details: 7th August | 11:00am

Venue:Livewell Villages | 113 Mount Street  | Bryanston | Johannesburg

Speaker: Carla Macilroy and Michelle Frewen (Speech Therapists)

Topic: The role of speech therapy in dementia care

RSVP: santerien@livewell.care | 011 463 8212

ONLINE DEMENTIA CARE SUPPORT GROUP

We understand that the pressures of living a busy lifestyle doesn’t always allow caregivers the time to attend our weekly support groups. However, the need for carer and family support is immense and it is with this in mind that we decided to launch an online dementia support group on Facebook. Our online support group provides a place to connect with other caregivers and the Livewell team who truly understand what you are going through. Whether you need information about caregiving, wanting to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, we are here to help.

The group is closed, meaning members will have to request access to join and discussions will be monitored by the Livewell team to ensure complete consideration for all members. All members will need to adhere to our community guidelines which hold confidentiality and compassion at the centre.

We encourage you to join this group and use it as your source of comfort, support and a shoulder to lean on. Because it is a closed group, only other members will be able to see your comments.

Join here – www.facebook.com/groups/livewellvillages/

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Refer to a Friend

Do you know someone who might be interested in finding out more about Livewell or needs assistance with their loved one who has dementia?