dementia bangladesh

1050+

Dementia Consultation Done

275+

Happy Dementia Clients

90+

Active Dementia Clients

65+

Dementia Campaign Done

How was YDA founded?

I started my journey in the field of dementia as a volunteer from a very young age; but for me, working with seniors a few times a week was never enough. I wanted to do more. I wanted to be able to call myself a dementia activist and inspire like minded people to step out of their comfort zones and work together for the cause of dementia. I believe activism is about discomfort. It is about doing more than just raising awareness, but actually

implementing change where it is most difficult to implement – people’s attitudes and mindsets. Therefore, I wanted to transform the idea of volunteering altogether – to make it more meaningful and impactful, so we can come out on the other end of it and be able to call ourselves “Youth Dementia Activists” with pride. 


The vision behind YDA is to bridge the generational gap between the elderly and the youth. In my experiences of working with young volunteers, I had noticed a blatant lack of empathy and understanding demonstrated towards the people with dementia, and this to me, was a cause of concern. I believe it is our duty to give back to the seniors, to give back to our grandparents and those who have raised us, to make them feel heard, loved and cared for – just as they made us feel at some point in our lives.    


The motto behind Sir William Beveridge Foundation “building a better society together” can only be fulfilled if we overcome this generational divide and work together to empower the people with dementia. I believe our Youth Dementia Activists Programme is going to do exactly this and be the change that we need to see in our country today.”

Persons Living With Dementia in 2050

Estimated number of person suffering from dementia.

DS-2050

Persons Living With Dementia in 2010

Estimated number of person suffering from dementia.

0

Population (40-64)age

0

Dementia Sufferer

0

Population (65-69)age

0

Dementia Sufferer

0

Population (70-79)age

0

Dementia Sufferer

0

Population (80+)age

0

Dementia Sufferer

Persons Living With Dementia in 2000

Estimated number of person suffering from dementia.

DS-2000