Streaming issues? Report here
Just the Hits generic CapeTalk Just the Hits generic CapeTalk
Just the Hits
10:00 - 11:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: SportsTalk with Buhle Madulini
See full line-up
Just the Hits
10:00 - 11:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

[LISTEN] Local support network offers help to families affected by dementia

28 August 2018 5:46 PM
Tags:
Dementia
Elderly
Ageing
care

Dementia Connections SA was created to provide support and coaching to those who love and care for people living with dementia.

Dementia can have such a profound impact on so many families.

Capetonian Dr Alice Ashwell created Dementia Connections SA to provide support and coaching to those who love and care for people living with dementia.

Also read: SA-born author Gerda Saunders pens book about living with dementia

Dr Ashwell, an educator and life coach, says the organisation was founded in memory of her mother, Elizabeth, who lived with dementia for about 15 years.

Read more: State of mental healthcare for the elderly a growing concern says Prof

Dr Ashwell opened up about her personal experience and what role her initiative plays in spreading awareness.

I think for most of us who experience this condition, it's the early stages that are particularly troubling... the sudden realisation that things are deteriorating rapidly.

Dr Alice Ashwell, Founder at Dementia Connections SA

There are very irritating bits about dementia - the continual repetition, the forgetfulness, and so forth. It can be very irritating if you don't understand what it's about.

Dr Alice Ashwell, Founder at Dementia Connections SA

Dementia is such a journey of loss, and we often get stuck on just seeing the losses, but there are actually many things that remain and things that become revealed.

Dr Alice Ashwell, Founder at Dementia Connections SA

She shares useful advice on how to better care for people living with dementia.

Listen to the insightful discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:


28 August 2018 5:46 PM
Tags:
Dementia
Elderly
Ageing
care

Recommended

More from Lifestyle

Pediatrician entertaining patient children doctor medical 123rflifestyle 123rf

Private practices will be permanently shut without lifeline from medical aids

12 July 2020 11:52 AM

Doctors are warning that many private medical practices may be forced to close down without an intervention from medical aid schemes.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

woman-mask-covid19-virus-symptoms-self-isolation-quarantine-laptop-at-home-123rf

CT woman describes having 'terrifying' Covid-19 symptoms for almost four months

11 July 2020 11:00 AM

Cape Town tennis coach Louise Chiat says she and thousands of others have had recurring and debilitating coronavirus symptoms for months.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Great White shark 123rf 123rflifestyle

Great White named Helen filmed, for 1st time ever, strategically killing a whale

10 July 2020 11:30 AM

Shark expert Ryan Johnson recounts, in detail, the strategic way a Great White went about killing a whale 10 times its size.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

sophie-rebecca-ballet-dancerjpg

Meet Sophie Rebecca, the trans ballet dancer challenging long-held stereotypes

10 July 2020 11:14 AM

UK ballet dancer Sophie Rebecca is the first openly transgender person to train on the Royal Academy of Dance's syllabus for female dancers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

bill-nye-screengrabpng

[WATCH] Bill Nye The Science Guy says wear a mask!

10 July 2020 10:26 AM

This is literally a matter of life or death exclaims Bill in his TikTok video that has had over 10 million views.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town CBD during lockdown Step Above

Weekday traffic in Cape Town still way below pre-lockdown levels

8 July 2020 3:03 PM

Traffic volumes on the N1, N2, N7 and M5 freeways were only at about 65% of normal levels by the end of June.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

black-family-house-for-sale-sold-property-household-investment-bond-rent-123rf

'Demand for property below R3 million is starting to recover'

8 July 2020 1:35 PM

For some properties – with interest rates at half-a-century lows – it’s becoming cheaper to buy than to rent.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Stellenbosch-wine-estate-farm-dutch-style-Cape-winelands

Stellenbosch awarded global stamp of approval for safety protocols

8 July 2020 10:23 AM

An international tourism body has declared that Stellenbosch's health and hygiene protocols meet global standards.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 insurance 123rf 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rfpersonalfinance

Shareholder activists grill Santam about 'business interruption insurance'

7 July 2020 6:47 PM

The lockdown did it – not the pandemic – so we can’t pay, argues Santam. Bruce Whitfield interviews Tracey Davies of Just Share.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cars driving in foggy weather low visibility driving safety 123rf

Capetonians, 5 tips on how to drive in foggy weather...and what not to do

7 July 2020 7:39 AM

Driving in Cape Town fog is scary. Automobile Association's Layton Beard gives a great explanation of the dos and don'ts.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward