Welcome to Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) incorporated in 2001, is an approved charity registered with the Ministry of Social Services. LAF is the first and to date the only organization dedicated to advocating and addressing the needs of those diagnosed with cognitive impairment and dementia in Sri Lanka. LAF is a member of the world body, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) which represents 100 member associations from countries around the world. ADI supports its member associations including LAF by sharing knowledge and information about the latest developments in the field of dementia.

Our History

The journey of LAF began in September 1999 when Lorraine Yu and Tami Tamitegama made a commitment at the 2nd Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific regional meeting held in Singapore to set up an Alzheimer’s Association in Sri Lanka.

Initially, LAF had no office of its own and operated from the family home of the Founders. In the early years, Lorraine Yu, Co-Founder of the Organisation strived hard to create awareness about a disease, little heard or understood in Sri Lanka and to raise funds to take their initiative forward.

With a vision to set up an Information and Service Center, Lorraine Yu and Tami Tamitegama decided to meet all expenses of the Foundation until the Centre was set up, from their personal funds. When their commitment finally ceased in 2011 with the opening of the state of the art Service and Information Centre, they had spent nearly 6 million rupees towards the cause.

Our Mission

” To improve the quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and enhance the well-being of their families and carers  “

How You Can Help


Please support the work of the Foundation by making a donation or leaving a legacy to the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation continues with their efforts to fund raise on an on-going basis. As of 2017, the ‘Annual Raffle Draw’

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LAF relies extensively on the services of volunteers to provide support to persons with dementia (PWDs) and their families.

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Latest Upcoming Monthly Events

Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific Regional Meeting