Doggies for Dementia Foundation was established in 2018 when founder, Carmen Davailus started photographing families for her book Just See Me: Sacred Stories from the Other Side of Dementia. For three years Carmen followed families and learned even more about their fears, their joys, and how they learn to love while grieving their family members when facing dementia.
People started approaching Carmen expressing their sadness for not getting pictures taken of their loved one before it was too late. This created a sense of urgency for Carmen and she knew she was onto something. Today, Doggies for Dementia Foundation is a non-profit that creates cherished memories all for a good cause, raising awareness around dementia.