'If we treated young people the way we treat older people there would be an outcry, quite rightly so. We don't complain enough about the way our older people are treated.' – Sir Michael Parkinson
Living with someone with Alzheimer's is never easy. Hear one person's story of his experience.
Brandon October to put spotlight on dementia as new Ambassador for Alzheimer's South Africa.
I first experienced Alzheimer’s as a young man in 1995 when a great-uncle was diagnosed with the disease. Later on my paternal grandmother and my maternal grandfather too were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I saw first-hand how they were robbed of their minds, their families and themselves. I am committed to helping the Alzheimer's Society in any way I can but I can't do it alone. I need your help. Together, we can do much more.
More than 35 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to the 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease International World Report.
By 2030 there will be 65,7 million and by 2050 around 115,4 million. An extrapolation of South African stats, suggests about 254 000 of us are living with this condition.