11 Nov 2019Kenya
Elizabeth Kasimu Mutunga is a trained psychologist and human rights practitioner. She developed an interest in Alzheimer’s disease after her father was diagnosed in 2007. At the time the disease was a mystery to her and her family. In trying to understand how best to cope with the disease and care for the father better, she started looking for a support group which she could plug into and get support, encouragement and walk with other caregivers. When she found no support groups, she decided to start a monthly support group herself. Due to her passion to help others affected by the disease, she decided to start an NGO and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Organisation Kenya was founded.