Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia (AAD) Bermuda
AAD was established as Charity 929 in 2012 to give much-needed support to people living with dementia in Bermuda, along with their families and caregivers. Along with practical resources and emotional support, AAD provides financial assistance for medications and equipment to those in need, along with free home assessments and occupational therapy. AAD also organises weekly activities for those with dementia through a partnership with WindReach Recreational Village, Warwick, and Peace Lutheran Church, Paget—including art, music, laughter therapy, bocce ball and animal interaction.
Advocacy and education are also part of AAD’s mission. We work to coach medical professionals, caregivers, nursing homes and other health services in Bermuda about the best care and treatment practices for people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s is one of numerous types of dementia, and the most common. A progressive disease that destroys areas of the brain, it causes memory loss, confusion, and eventual loss of speech, understanding and movement. The disease has no current cure, but there are treatments for symptoms, which, combined with supportive services, can make life better for those living with Alzheimer’s.