Young Dominican crowdfunds master’s degree fees to study dementia at University College London (UCL)
Dementia activist Rianna Patterson has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund her master’s degree in the degenerative disease at University College London. The 25-year-old founded the Dominica Dementia Foundation in memory of her grandfather, who died of dementia in Dominica when she was 16. She hopes to use her degree to continue providing a lifeline to people living with the disease and to work for an organisation focused on making dementia a health priority in Dominica. Patterson needs £24,100 for living expenses while living in London, on top of the £14,100 tuition fee.