Female caregivers bear the brunt of dementia burden and a giveaway

Today on the blog I thought I would discuss a topic a little different. Statistics reveal the gender issues inherent in dementia, so this Women’s Month, Livewell looks to celebrate and thank women.

Research from around the world shows that in patients with dementia, women outnumber men two to one. 66% of caregivers around the world are women. Professionally and for their families, women shoulder this burden and spend 50% more time providing care than their male counterparts.

Dementia and dementia care are gendered issues. As caregiver.org says, “Women provide the majority of care to spouses, parents, and friends, They play many roles while caregiving. Hands-on health provider, care manager, friend, companion, surrogate decision-maker and advocate.”


This Women’s Month, Livewell – a specialist dementia care provider – want to acknowledge the women caregivers of a patient with dementia. They are running a competition to highlight the role of female caregivers across South Africa. The prize is a We are Food food hamper, worth R1500. They hope will ease the stress and strain that comes with caring for someone with dementia.

We are Food is a women-strong enterprise, providing home-style frozen meals for your freezer. They have graciously provided a 10% discount code for the duration of the giveaway. Use the following link to order any of their frozen meals https://wearefood.co.za/discount/livewell10 or enter the discount code livewell10 at checkout.

How to enter:

  • Follow @livewellestates on Instagram
  • Like Livewell Estates on Facebook
  • Share the competition
  • Tell us about your own caregiving journey or tag a carer that deserves thanks
  • If the caregiver you wish to nominate doesn’t have social media, let us know in one sentence who you are nominating and why.

The competition runs from 5 – 14 August, the winner will be randomly selected and announced on 14 August.


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