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By Henriette Laidlaw

May 17th, 2016

The human rights of people living with dementia

from Rhetoric to Reality

Dementia Alliance International have launched their first official publication to coincide with the adoption by Alzheimer’s Disease International of a Human Right based approach, and to coincide with Dementia Awareness Week UK 2016. With input from Human Rights Advisor Professor Peter Mittler, and other experts, it is hoped that this guide will educate and support the activities of individuals and organisations, and will be the beginning of real change.  

'We have had much rhetoric and agreement that we have human rights; now we want real action.'

The Human Rights of People Living with Dementa: from Rhetoric to Reality

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Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is an advocacy group, the peak body and global voice of people with dementia. Their mission includes Human Rights based approaches that are applied to the pre and post-diagnostic experiences of people with a dementia, in every way. They advocate for a more ethical pathway of support that includes our human right to full rehabilitation and full inclusion in civil society; “nothing about us, without us.”