Support groups are the most inexpensive and effective way to offer assistance, deal with stigmatization and isolation. ADOK relies on this model to bring together people who are on a unique journey of providing care to persons living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Our support groups run Online and in person monthly. In 2017 our monthly support group meetings attendance grew by 93% and Online support by 84%.
Awareness of Alzheimer’s and Dementia is still at a nascent stage in Kenya and in Africa at large. There are still many people suffering in silence as they do not understand the condition, how to deal with it or know where to get help.Community Outreach therefore plays a key role in demystifying the disorder.
Ensuring people with Dementia receive high quality care, provided by appropriately trained professionals and carers, is essential to meeting the challenge of Dementia. Where care is not of sufficient quality, it can have a negative impact for people with Dementia, their families and carers ADOK plays a crucial role in ensuring access to training for people living with Dementia and their families.
Advocacy & Research
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, to challenge the prejudices faced by those living with Dementia we are committed to demystify this through public campaigns & education, tackling this assumption from the viewpoint of risk reduction and prevention and in the context of NCDs more broadly.
A carer, should take regular breaks from their caring role. Such breaks, may help relieve stress for the carer and the person receiving care. A caring break gives them time to do everyday activities and help them deal with stress, recharge and look after themselves. We plan to provide trusted and trained carers that can step in to care for a loved one while the main care giver gets a break.