As a company that serves the life sciences industry, we feel it’s important to also give back to our community. Through our Young Dementia Awareness engagement, we want to reach out to people diagnosed with young dementia. We want to support them in any way possible and create more awareness and understanding for people with young dementia.
Early 2017, we partnered up with the Alzheimer Liga Vlaanderen and the Ligue Alzheimer ASBL. Our engagement focusses on personal support towards people diagnosed with young dementia, their caretakers and family as well as supporting events concerning young dementia.
CEO Patrick Leyseele explains: ‘This initiative stems from our desire to help people. Young dementia has an enormous impact on the lives of people we usually don’t associate with loss of memory or cognitive functions. It is my desire and hope that with this initiative and our personal commitment, we will succeed in raising awareness and move people around us to support people with young dementia as well as their caretakers.’
In 2017, pi supported and organised a number of events to create more awareness on young dementia.
- Music For Life 2017 – Wear the Young Dementia-pin and lift the taboo on young dementia
- The 6th annual meeting day for young dementia
- Les Battants speaker event
- Guided tour of the Alzheimercode Art Exposition at AZ Maria Middelares
Our partner organisations
Alzheimer Liga Vlaanderen
The Alzheimer Liga Vlaanderen vzw is a patient- and volunteer organisation founded in 1995. The organisation provides additional support to people with dementia, their caregivers and their family. The organisation represents the Flemish wing of the National Alzheimer Liga. Go to website
Ligue Alzheimer ASBL
The Lige Alzheimer ASBL represents the Walloon wing of the National Alzheimer Liga. Its main focus is offering information and support to people confronted with dementia. The organisation wants to enable both patients and their loved ones to remain autonomous and independent. Go to website
Het Ventiel wants to encourage people with young dementia to break free from their isolation and to engage in activities in a social context together with their volunteer buddy.
Founded in 2015, Het Ventiel strongly focuses on self-worth, quality of life and joy in life. Their art class is just one of the numerous activities the buddy organisation offers its members. Go to website