The Dominica Dementia Foundation was launched on the 2nd of September, 2016 by Rianna Patterson. We aim to raise awareness of Dementia, raise funds for families affected, provide emotional support to families and their caregivers and also facilitate research towards Dementia. We are the only Dementia Foundation in Dominica.
We work with care homes to improve the lives of clients with Dementia in Dominica.
We work with schools and health professionals to promote Dementia as well as promote elder protection in Dominica. We run various social media campaign to sensitise the public about Dementia. We have reached our 4000 individuals through our awareness campaigns.
We work with notable individuals in Dominica such as Miss Dominica 2016 to promote Mental Health and Well-Being.
We have supported the elderly in Dominica during Hurricane Maria through the support of the Queens Commonwealth Trust.
We have hosted Dominica’s 1st World Alzheimers Month in Dominica in 2016 and 2017. We are committed to help Dominica to become a Dementia Friendly Island.