Founder of a non-profit organisation called Dominica Dementia Foundation
Rianna Patterson is the founder of a non-profit organisation called Dominica Dementia Foundation in memory of her grandfather, who passed away with Dementia when she was 16.
The foundation aims to raise awareness of Dementia, raise funds for families affected, and provide emotional support to families and their caregivers and also to facilitate research towards Dementia.
She was awarded the Queen's Young Leader award by Her Majesty the Queen in 2017 for the work she does in Dominica.
Rianna is also a Global TEDx speaker and has spoken on Financial Times, BBC One Show, Yanga TV, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, The Voice Newspaper and other outlets on mental health and wellbeing.
She also does training for employee well-being, has recently launched a well-being campaign where companies which include PWC and J.P Morgan. She has fundraised over £3000 for Dementia:
The Island Journey Documentary as film director of this production. Rianna is also a Dementia Friend Champion and has facilitated workshops at the University of Kent and Corporates in Dominica