MemoryCare is a multidisciplinary healthcare practice offering specialist psychiatric and allied services for people over the age of 16. We pride ourselves on our uniquely systemic and collaborative approach to diagnosis, treatment and care planning for individuals and families who experience a variety of mental healthcare challenges.
MemoryCare was established by Dr Ryan Fuller who returned to South Africa in 2010 having specialized in old age psychiatry in London. He was astounded to learn that in the Gauteng region, of over 10 million people, there were no dedicated memory clinics. He was keen to develop a unique model based on established principles that underpin healthcare quality excellence. A particular need in South Africa quickly became apparent given the fragmented services and lack of family structure. Thus, MemoryCare was established in 2011 to fill the much needed gap.
Dr Lolita Mostert, a specialist adult psychiatrist, joined the practice in 2015 thereby extending the MemoryCare model to general adults and no longer just elderly individuals. We believe that treating common psychiatric conditions such as depression, , anxiety, bipolar mood disorder and substance disorders from a multidisciplinary and systemic framework allows us to provide better clinical outcomes and excellence in care.
The motto “to be with” reminds us of the need for quality relationships at a distressing time when people often feel alone.
Meet Our Team
Dr Ryan Fuller
MB ChB (UCT), MRCPsych (Imperial College, London), Cert. Specialist Training (Imperial College, London)
Dr Ryan Fuller completed undergraduate medical training at UCT and Baragwanath Hospital before specializing in psychiatry in London with dual accreditation in general adult and old age psychiatry.
Dr Lolita Mostert
MB ChB (US), FCPsych (SA)
Dr Lolita Mostert graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2003 (MBChb) completing her internship and community service years in the Eastern and Western Cape. She then practiced in emergency and aesthetic medicine before specializing in Psychiatry through WITS.
BSc. OT (WITS)
After graduating in 2003 from the University of Witwatersrand with a BSc OT, Jackie worked for the Department of Health at Discovery CHC for three years. Her position involved completing a public health care management course, managing the rehab department and the regional multi-disciplinary.
MA Clinical Psychology (UKZN), MBA (MBS)
Samantha is a registered Clinical Psychologist with 15 years in practice. She currently operates her private practice/hospital based practice from Akeso, Parktown. Her corporate career began at ICAS where an EWP focus grew into Talent Management and Assessment, Training and facilitation, Coaching for performance, on site Clinical Psychotherapy, Executive Coaching and Corporate Wellness Consulting.
Riette du Preez
BSc Psychology & Physiology, BSc Psych (Hons) (NWU), MA Clinical Psychology (UNISA)
Riette du Preez is a qualified Clinical Psychologist with a solid background in systemic approaches. She completed her training and community service gaining valuable experience in managing difficult patients and families in forensics at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital and Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital.
BSc (Chem), PDMM (UNISA), BA Psych (Hons), MA Neuropsychology (WITS)
Urvashi is a qualified as a Clinical Psychologist with an MA in Clinical Neuropsychology from Wits. She completed her internship and community service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Johannesburg Academic Hospital, although some of this time was also spent within the community clinics in and around the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan region.
BA Soc Sc, BA Hons (Psych) UNISA, MA Clinical Psychology (SMU)
Following internship at Dr George Mukhari hospital and Weskoppies Psychiatric hospital, she completed community service at Job Shimankana Tabane hospital and has training from within a number of different psychological paradigms with a focus on systemic theory and interpersonal psychotherapy.
BA Soc Sc (SW) (UNISA)
In his 40’s Hylton decided to pursue a new field of interest and qualified as a social worker at UNISA in 1998. He gained valuable experience in marriage and family counselling, working with children in a place of safety and with older persons in retirement homes and in the community. The main focus of Hylton’s work now is helping the elderly and their families.
Michael Mozomera has several years of experience in caring for elderly individuals. His natural, gentle and kind-hearted approach which allows him to be an effective Community Care Manager. Michael plays a crucial role in the Memorycare MDT in that he is able to befriend individuals easily and earn their trust. He listens to the individuals concerns whilst observing their environment and noticing things about their care that could be enhanced.
Emmie graduated in nursing in 1992 with the best Psychiatry student prize which propelled her into a career in Community Psychiatric Services where she found her niche. She has since established “Connect”, her private practice where she lives her passion providing specialized care in assessing and supporting general adult and elderly patients including their families.
She works closely with MemoryCare and other providers in the community to facilitate the best care for patients and to enhance their Quality of Life.
Jane completed her tertiary education and acquired her diploma in secretarial studies, administration and bookkeeping. She has over 10 years experience in the medical field and is the MemoryCare practice manager. She thrives taking initiative and is passionate about patient-centered care. Jane strives for excellence in her job with outstanding organizational skills, effective communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, she does billing of In-hospital patients and processes out-of-hospital payments.
Janet embarked on her nursing career in the 1980’s where she specialized in intensive care and psychiatry. She identified the elderly as a special group that deserved attention in the 1990’s when working as a study coordinator to a group of cardiac researchers.
In 2018 she joined Sister Emmie Jackson and the MemoryCare team following the high demand for quality community nursing services. She is passionate about cognitive assessments and stimulation appropriate to the stages of cognitive impairment.
Hazel Rungani is our dedicated and focused receptionist who excels at prioritising, completing multiple tasks simultaneously . She is passionate about assisting people in the best way that she can. She has developed expertise in the provision of exceptional customer service, great telephone etiquette.
She holds an LCCI diploma in Marketing and Customer service and has been part of the Memorycare team for 3 years.
MemoryCare Patient Testimonials
My husband saw Dr Fuller at Alberton Akeso.
The receptionist was excellent. She was friendly and ready to answer any questions. She told me what was happening when she took my husband to another area She had a lovely sense of humor and put us at ease immediately. She relieved the stress of the appointment considerably.
We found Dr Fuller to be very approachable and gracious. He listened with such patience and clarified a lot of issues for us. We look forward to further help from him in the future.
Thank you for your service.
We cannot, Ryan, let today pass without recording our great indebtedness to you for very much.
You exhibited today what appeared to us to be the highest degree of professional skill and care and integrity.
And, just as importantly, you treated us so very very kindly. Whatever the outcome of all of this will be, we will both be ever grateful to you.