On current figures, more than 20 people per day in South Australia are likely to be diagnosed with Dementia. However, many thousands more are affected as they take on the role of caring for someone they love who has dementia.
It is therefore appropriate, based on the association of the plant with memory from ancient times through to today, for Rosemary to be chosen as the name and symbol for an initiative in memory support.
The Rosemary Foundation for Memory Support Inc as Trustee for Rosemary Foundation Charitable Fund was created to help combat the problem and the tragedy of dementia in our society.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an evergreen shrub which was esteemed by the ancients for its aromatic quality and medicinal uses, which included treatment of disorders of the mind.
The Rosemary Foundation Charitable Fund was created to help combat the problem and the tragedy of dementia in our society.
The Foundation's role is to provide a vehicle through which generous gifts will work to help those people with dementia as well as giving much needed support to their families, friends and carers.