Dementia SA

As a leading South African authority on all forms of dementia, DEMENTIA SA strives to minimize the impact that dementia has on individuals, families and communities.

By taking an innovative approach to service delivery that includes all relevant constituencies, DEMENTIA SA is a leading provider of awareness, information, education and support services to all those affected by dementia. It vigorously advocates the rights and dignity of those living with dementia. All services are supported by ongoing research.

DEMENTIA SA is committed to upholding the dignity of all persons affected by dementia and places a premium on providing services in under-developed areas. It is at the forefront of improving the quality of life of those living with dementia and those who care for them.

DEMENTIA SA invites all to be part of this rewarding endeavour.

South African Older Persons Forum

Following a public outcry in 2000, the Minister of Social Development commissioned an investigation into the abuse, neglect and ill-treatment of older persons.

Public hearings were held in all provinces and older persons told of the abuse they suffered at the hands of their families, communities and government officials. A report was published in 2003, “Mothers and fathers of  the Nation, the forgotten people”, that called for action to make the concerns of older persons a priority and to improve the quality of their lives.

ACLS Online Library: Staying Active in Your Golden Years

As we age, it is of utmost importance to stay active and healthy. Our bodies change when we get older and it is essential that the elderly and aging are able to move about and get the exercise they need to stay healthy. It is imperative that older adults have a proper diet and exercise as much as they can. Studies have shown that exercising can improve circulation, strengthen the heart and bones and help prevent various forms of cancer.

Alzheimer’s SA

Alzheimer’s SA is dedicated to providing support for families and individuals and strives to advocate on their behalf, to improve the lot of people with Alzheimer’s/dementia and their carers.

The Senior Service Website

With over 1,600  names of Retirement VillagesOld Age HomesFrail Care centresNursing HomesStep-down facilities, the Senior Service website is the place to be if you are looking for retirement accommodation!


For each province in South Africa and for each town there’s a retirement place for you! There are numerous retirement villages featured on our website in major centres: JohannesburgSandtonPretoriaCape Town,Durban. We also have comprehensive lists of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care centres.