The Dominica Dementia Foundation is touting the election of its new board of directors as an indication of bigger things to come for the organization.
The foundation says a new board of directors which comprises Maylon George as President, Kisha Antoine as Vice President, Marie-Elissa Tonge as Treasurer and Shanice Moses as Secretary, is willing and ready to fulfill the organization’s objectives.
Those objectives all feed into the Foundation’s overall goal of raising awareness of dementia in Dominica and helping families to cope and understand dementia. (Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia.)
The foundation says it has big plans for 2021 and is looking forward to the support of the Dominican public to help make a change.
“We started this process by hosting care sessions via Zoom and donating to families affected by dementia. We also aim to assist in research to better understand this disease and what it is like living with it,” the organization states in a release, adding that the foundation will provide emotional support to Dominicans at home and abroad.
“I am delighted to see that the work of the foundation will continue with a dynamic group of young people championing the cause for the foundation,” exuded the organization’s founder, Rianna Patterson who has been promised the full support and commitment of the board of directors in pursuing her dreams for the foundation.
The Dominica Dementia Foundation is inviting people who are interested in learning more about dementia, families who are affected by dementia, as well as caretakers who want to broaden their knowledge about this disease to weekly support group meetings every Sunday at 4pm via zoom.
“We are excited to bring in new heads and new ideas, therefore we have opened the doors for new membership,” the Foundation also states in its release.