Dominica Dementia Foundation steps up efforts to raise awareness and understanding of dementia

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.

Interested persons can email dominicadementiafoundation@gmail.com , send a WhatsApp message to Lifeline Ministries at +1 (767) 235-8367 or fill out this google document form.

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3 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 13, 2020

    So, let’s see; the foundation forms a new board of directors: nevertheless, of all the names of the people I read, I have not read the name of one person on the board with a medical degree “an MD.: never mind a scientific degree in neuroscience; which is the scientific study of the brain!

    Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are practically the same with a slight variable; Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease of late middle or old age in which mental functions deteriorate.

    The initial symptoms are loss of initiative, extreme forgetfulness; loss of memory disability, and spatial disorders which progress to more severe deteriorations of intellect; basic maintenance, and functions that ultimately lead to death.

    Whereas with dementia there is more or less general deterioration of mental function found most commonly in old people.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 13, 2020

      By the way, I forgot to ask who pays you, people?

      Shall I ask if it is Government, or, the dependency is on collecting handouts from some foreign organization?

      Some things simply don’t make much sense; it simply requires commonsense, for people to realize as we get older we don’t function as when we were young! We are in the twenty-first century, and for as long as humans are in existence, the disease Alzheimer’s, and Dementia has plagued humans.

      In the primitive days in the common era, older people with such medical conditions were branded as demons possessed, thanks to modern medicine, we don’t have to think of demons possess, but the younger should be prepared to take care of our parents and other relatives who suffer such fate.

      They should be nurtured the same as children; it difficult, but some of these people exist as vegetables, that is what should be taught rather than creating a fanfare about creating some dumb board of directors!

      What are you all going…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        December 14, 2020

        And the lone Phantom of the night; the lone creature of the nite; the lone idiot strikes again eh!

        Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

        All the commonsense you have is invested in giving me your stupid thumbs down eh!
        You idiot; have a happy holiday, if you want a donation for you to buy food for Christmas don’t be shy, let me know. Seriously; I will let you have a few dollars; I have already sent home money to my sister, and friends to ensure they don’t go hungry over the holiday season.

        You do not have a name so I can’t help you since you are a lone goahst eh!

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