Rianna Patterson, Dominica Dementia Foundation

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Rianna Patterson is a Queens Young Leader, founder of Dominica Dementia Foundation, an initiative driven by a youth-led organisation she founded when she was 18. Its aim is to not only to raise awareness of the impacts of dementia on people in Dominica, but also to raise funds for the families affected, and provide emotional support for both families and caregivers, as well as facilitate research towards dementia around the world. Having lost her Grandfather to the illness, she became aware of the long-term effects of this and how it is affecting people, and so wants to share the story of the work taking place there, and perhaps inspire others in the global audience to help further and join in. She is currently crowdfunding to produce a documentary film on dementia in the Caribbean. The Documentary will tell the stories of people and families affected by the illness, and respected Caribbean elders, to learn their perspectives and how they are able to live such fruitful and long lives.


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