DementiaSA is a charity organisation working in South Africa to promote the care and support of people living with dementia, their carers and family members. We believe that every person touched by this disease is worth of support and strive to support those in lower income groups or disadvantaged circumstances in particular.
We are a leading source of dementia information in South Africa, particularly through our website "Info sheets", our informative webinars with dementia experts and active YouTube channel of video materials. We also operate a 24 hour support helpline, facilitated by trained social workers and also offering support in vernacular languages. We offer training courses for carers and are a SETA-accredited training organisation.
DementiaSA provides services that benefit primarily the elderly who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, their families, caregivers and communities. It encompasses the social development sector areas of: health support, education/training & skill development, capacity development, general welfare and care for the aged.
DementiaSA was registered as a NPO in 2006 and is also registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 18A), with a BBBEE level 4 status, VAT registered, and registered with the HPCSA (accredited for GPs and doctors) and the SACSSP (social work professional body). We recently became a SETA-Certified training organisation. The organisation was founded in early 2000 by Karen Borochowitz after years of caring for her mother who had Alzheimer’s disease for 21 years.