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About Johannes van Niekerk

With a number of aspirations, Johannes van Niekerk is honoured to be involved in the field of Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia. Currently studying Psychology, Johannes is the Marketing Director of the Jura Care Village.
7 11, 2017

4 Key Questions To Ask If A Senior Family Member Refuses Care

By |2019-07-12T07:56:50+00:00November 7th, 2017|Jura Care Blog, Resources|0 Comments

  It’s not uncommon for a senior to resist the idea of receiving care, especially from an outside source. Most seniors strongly desire to maintain their independence, and that doesn’t just mean living [...]

18 10, 2017

Does Your Loved One With Dementia Live In a Different Reality?

By |2019-07-12T07:56:56+00:00October 18th, 2017|Jura Care Blog, Resources|1 Comment

  Someone with Dementia commonly experiences memory loss. Usually the person's short-term memories are affected first; they're forgotten or confused with other memories. While their memories from long ago still remain. This might cause the [...]

12 08, 2017

Empathy and Dementia – An Important Resource For Caregivers

By |2019-07-12T07:57:16+00:00August 12th, 2017|Jura Care Blog, Resources|3 Comments

  Why Is There A Lack Of Empathy In People With Dementia? Researchers from Neuroscience Research Australia conducted a study in 2016 that evaluated the level of cognitive empathy in people with Alzheimer’s. The [...]

18 07, 2016

Music Therapy: Brain Food For People With Dementia

By |2019-07-12T07:57:48+00:00July 18th, 2016|Jura Care Blog|0 Comments

  The rising sound of rhythmic drums bellow deeply rich sounds within the Jura Care Home, coaxing our residents to their seats where a variety of musical instruments await each of them. The Knysna drum café team beat away at [...]

5 07, 2016

Finishing Touches – Alzheimer’s & Reminiscing

By |2019-07-12T07:57:55+00:00July 5th, 2016|Jura Care Blog|1 Comment

We still share many of our ways with our distant ancestors; the hunters and gatherers. I can confidently say that; to gather, in other words, gathering together possessions, is an intrinsic and somewhat intuitive [...]

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