Remember Alzheimer’s – A Youth Movement is an initiative run by young people to increase awareness about Alzheimer’s disease among their peers. Participants are trained to teach other young people about Alzheimer’s. Students receive training and guidance by the Alzheimer’s Association through a team of adult advisors.
Remember Alzheimer’s was created in partnership by Charlie Lillicraf and Ana Nelson. Charlie’s motivation to gather a group of his youth peers was to honor his grandmother Frances Lillicraf, who was living with Alzheimer’s. This program fosters peer mentoring and education opportunities with the goals of raising awareness about the disease. Additionally, this program helps young people improve their public speaking skills and builds self-confidence. Students will learn about how everyone can make a difference in the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s. The group currently has 19 members in Fairfield County ranging in age from 8 to 18. The ultimate goal is to expand it to the rest of the state.
For more information contact Kristen Cusato, Southwest Regional Director at 203-939-1360 or by e-mail email@example.com