High cost of caring for family members with Alzheimer’s

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by Laura du Preez. [Reproduced with acknowledgement to Personal Finance, 17 September 2016] Increasing longevity means people are enjoying longer lives, but it has also led to an alarming increase in the prevalence of illnesses, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, that require long-term care. More and more families are having to pay for facilities such as frail care or hired help at home, or are losing the income of a family member who has to say home to care for an elderly relative. According to DementiaSA’s website, dementia affects […]
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Join us!

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Enjoy a beautiful morning walk along our beachfront on 26 October 2016. Meet at the Durban beachfront amphitheatre for a 9am start. Entrance is free! Meet with other survivors, network and gather information from service providers within the health industry. Please RSVP to Ateesha on 031 332 3721 or ateesha@tafta.org.za by 20 October 2016.  
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No budget cuts for NPOs this year, MEC promises

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Source: The Independent on Saturday Tanya Waterworth The KwaZulu Natal MEC for Social Development, Weziwe Thusi, has prmised that “in the current financial year there will be no budget cuts for NPOs”, but that the department will be embarking on a rationalisation process. She made the statement yesterday at a press briefing in Durban, following growing alarm raised by the NPO sector that their subsidy budgets were going to be slashed at the end of this month, which could result in the crippling of social services across the province. Thusi […]
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