The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI) was formed in April 2011 and registered with the Cayman Islands Government as a Not For Profit Company under Section 80 of the Companies Law (as amended) on 14 May 2015. ADACI is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the international federation of Alzheimer’s associations around the world. ADACI is funded through donations and fund-raising activities. Its affairs are managed by volunteers and include a medical advisory committee.
- To raise awareness within the general public about the various dementias with a focus on Alzheimer’s while diminishing the stigma that currently exists;
- To educate carers on how to interact and properly care for people with dementia; and
- To be a source of support for people with dementia and their carers and family members.
- To provide a respite center or facility for carers where they can come to relax, receive support and share experiences with other carers;
- To provide formal training for carers so they can better care for people with dementia and themselves;
- To establish a directory of trained dementia carers;
- To raise funds for the provision of short term financial assistance for persons with dementia; and
- To develop and implement an awareness campaign through partnership with various stakeholders including health care professionals and other service organizations.
- Dorothy Davis – Founder and Chairperson
- Samantha Connolly – Deputy Chairperson and Pharmaceutical Advisor
- June Ann Derricks-Richards – Director and Secretary
- Philip Scott – Director and Treasurer
- Junilee Brooks – Director
- Dr Susanne Neita, M.B., B.S., D.M. (Psychiatry) – Director and Medical Advisor
- Samantha Watler, Director
- Melody McLean – Director
- Gloria Lana Mae Smith – Director
- Noviann McLean – Director
- Charmaine Elias – Director and Assistant Treasurer
- Carmella Pugh – Director
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