Human Rights for People with Dementia

Dementia Alliance International launched its first official publication, ‘Rhetoric to Reality; the human rights of people with dementia’ in May.

Access to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-CRPD) was one of the demands made by DAI’s Chair, Kate Swaffer at the World Health Organisation’s First Ministerial Conference on Dementia held in Geneva in March 2015 and is a joint focus of DAI and Alzheimer’s Disease International following discussions in April 2016.

“What matters to us now is that people living with dementia should be empowered to use their undisputed right of access to this and to other relevant UN Human Rights Conventions, including a future Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.”

– Professor Peter Mittler

You can download the publication on the new Human Rights page on the DAI website.