Dreadlocks for Dementia

My grandfather had dementia for 2 years before his untimely death which effected his life and our entire family. To raise funds for the Dementia Research Foundation I have decided to cut my dreadlocks off after having them for 11 years.

For my grandfather, having dementia meant that he didn't recognise his loved ones. It was a very confusing time for him that lead to agressive feelings that were never a part of his original personality.  Watching him go through this was very difficult for us all as he had always been such a kind and gentle person.

Dementia effects everybody in different ways. 1 in 4 people over the age of 85 have dementia; it is the second leading cause of death in Australians. 

In Australia there are more than 413,106 Australians living with dementia. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to reach 1,100,890 by 2056.

I hope that whatever contribution I can help fundraise may make a difference and lead to research that will help people and families going through the same situation our family did.
  • Anne Johnson 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Jacqualin Miller 
    • $40 
    • 46 mos
  • Sarah & Drew Beal 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
  • Ryan Spear 
    • $1,000 
    • 46 mos
  • Carmel Murray 
    • $50 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer

Nathan Herbert 
Organizer
Elanora QLD
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