In Australia, over 2,000 children are living with childhood dementia, this disease causes a child to progressively lose skills such as the ability to write, read, talk, walk, and play. This can happen over months, years, or decades as their brains slowly deteriorate which eventually leads to the inability to keep the body functioning properly and, eventually, to keep the body alive. Childhood dementia causes around 90 deaths a year – this is a similar number to deaths from cancer in children aged 0-14.
Childhood dementia is currently overlooked both as a health and social issue.
Little Heroes Foundation aims to contribute to treatments and eventual cures for childhood dementia, as well as equitable and quality care for children and their families affected by this illness. With the support from people like you, we are hoping to make a difference in the life of beautiful children in this devastating situation.