Welcome to yda

Youth Dementia Activists

YDA is an outreach volunteer program designed to encourage the youth of Bangladesh to support the cause of dementia and do their part in promoting dementia awareness. Our aim is to embrace the journey of activism in order to change attitudes towards dementia in Bangladesh and build knowledge and skills in dementia care.

working with:
SWBF
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Launch Date: 21 February 2022

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Rahman R Jilani (Ph.D, DSW)

Executive Chairman, Sir William Beveridge Foundation

Create and Enhance Comprehensive Early Dementia Diagnosis

A major project to raise awareness of dementia through Youth Dementia Activists will be the Foundation’s another milestone. I pray for all the young talents globally who are willing to participate our volunteers programme and contributing their precious time for the humanity. 

“Dementia is a hidden timebomb not just in Bangladesh but across the world.”

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Major General Jiban Kanai Das (Retd.)

Country Director, Sir William Beveridge Foundation

"Old age is an incurable disease" -said by Seneca.

The issues relating to dementia care are quite complex and new in our society. Patience, perseverance and sincere approach are very much essential. It needs no mention that each case at some point of time may present a different challenge. Caregivers need to be alive to that.

“Our aim is to put a smile on the face of a vulnerable elderly person who is living with dementia.”

Our Stories

Read the stories of the people living with dementia in our communities and of our young activists who are striving to make them heard.

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Dementia Story-01

Dr. Mozafour Ahmed, 60 Years is a suspected case of Dementia. He is suffering for 7-8 years. He and his family members paid a visit to…

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Dementia Story-02

Mrs. Rehana Sums, 63 Years is a suspected case of Dementia. Now, she is receiving care service at home, she is seen…

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Dementia Story-03

Mrs. Shamsun 94 years old is suffering from Dementia. She is taking Home care service for several years. In the top, she is seen…

What We Do

We engage in various activities in order to raise awareness in our communities. Some examples of our actions:

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What YDA Say

Hear from our dedicated volunteers on what they have to say about their experiences as Youth Dementia Activists.

“I am so proud and privileged to become a part of Youth Dementia Activists. The best thing I found here is how it brings together two generations so harmoniously.”

Name: s Manab

“Creating a better place for people with dementia and not just for them it’s all with the unity that we hold together. It will inspire me and many people around me for a better environment for humanity.”

name: Tashfia Zaman

“Exploring my surrounding, getting to know more people, learning something for my personal as well as society’s growth. The YDA is the perfect platform providing the opportunity to its utmost.”

Name: Ainun Jaria Obanti

Meet Dementia Specialist

Meet our national and international dementia experts who are supporting us to empower our society together.

Aaliya Syeda
Ms Aaliya Syeda, Singapore
Founder of YDA Programme
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Dr. M Sakel, UK
Global Ambassador, SWBF
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Karen Saunders, UK
Global Neuro-Therapy Advisor

YDA Volunteers Team

Meet our national and international Youth Dementia Activists who are supporting us to create dementia awareness across Bangladesh.

Naima Binte Kabir
Naima Binte Kabir

YDA Volunteer

MD Rahmat Ali
MD Rahmat Ali

YDA Volunteer

Narmin Nawer
Narmin Nawer

YDA Volunteer

Redwan Uz Zaman Reham
Redwan Uz Zaman

YDA Volunteer

Eshath Mowla Refah
Eshath Mowla Refah

YDA Volunteer

Ajija Naima
Ajija Naima

YDA Volunteer

Ainun Jaria Obanti
Ainun Jaria Obanti

YDA Volunteer

Humayra Bintha Haque
Humayra Bintha Haque

YDA Volunteer