What We Do
Project We Forgot (PWF) is a community for caregivers to persons with dementia (PWDs) that provides locally-relevant support, knowledge, and access to services. We do this through online and offline channels – online via our website and content, social media, and a community network; offline via local events.
We are focused on dementia outreach, awareness and supporting the changing demographic of caregivers.
The 4 Pillars of Project We Forgot (PWF)
Global Collaborations & Partnerships
Working with a global network to gather insights to build better support, we cover surveys, research work and take on consulting projects focused on product or programme development targeted for the younger community.
Increase availability of formal and non-formal support for caregivers to persons with dementia.
Increase awareness and education amongst young people on the impact of dementia on both caregivers and persons with dementia
Increase awareness of needs of caregivers at formal institutions (schools and workplaces).
We are a team of enthusiastic and innovative individuals, who have a passion for dementia outreach, awareness and supporting caregivers. We build our team with individuals who have been or are caregivers and would like to give back. Our skills span editorial, creative, dementia care, design, digital development, organisational development and events. Find out how Project We Forgot (PWF) started here.
Melissa founded Project We Forgot (PWF) after she was inspired by her journey with her father’s dementia. Her experience spans social innovation, community growth, and building brand strategies for the finance, hospitality, travel and technology sectors. An active believer in the power of collaborations and partnerships, Melissa serves on the steering committee for the World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD) Network, driving the development of innovative dementia solutions across disciplines and borders.
Joanna Sun is a PhD candidate at University of Wollongong and a project officer at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. She is undertaking a research project on adapting a dementia enabling environment audit tool for Singapore. Her background as a care assistant, nurse, healthcare administrator and life experiences with dementia has led her to develop a passionate and active involvement in the aged care industry especially in the areas of dementia care. She also sits on the 2019 Committee for the Australian Association of Gerontology in Tasmania.
Jeremy made the switch from the corporate world and entered the eldercare sector in 2017. He currently works with seniors in Singapore, helping them age in place within the community. He is motivated by his journey in caring for his grandmother with dementia. Having been a young caregiver himself, he strongly believes in the work of Project We Forgot and the need for adaptive strategies to reach and support the diverse profiles of caregivers.
Born a Malaysian, Rani has been based in New Zealand for the past 11 years working mainly in the Human Resources space, primarily in Talent and Change Management. She has also volunteered with palliative care organisations on creating awareness of terminal illness to the public and kickstarted a programme with New Zealand prisons in “Life After Prison” for long-serving inmates. Rani is leading Project We Forgot’s Malaysia Chapter, to drive awareness and outreach for the local community.
Our volunteers play a key role in growing the support movement both locally and digitally. Roles are open globally and as a volunteer, you can champion the cause by contributing in the areas of editorial support, social media management, design, events or even choose to lead your local city chapter! Local chapter representatives lead the outreach and support activities by bringing global practices to their local community.
If you believe in the movement we are working towards and would like to support us in some way, we would really love to hear from you. Please reach out to us here.
We want to hear all stories big and small from both caregivers and supporters! Both the good and tough bits. A photography or film collection you have shot or even an interesting way you’ve taken action to support the cause.
Help inspire someone today.
Thinking of joining our team? Want to lead a local chapter to start outreach in your community?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.