Our Core Beliefs


  • People living with dementia deserve quality of life and appropriate support to live their pre-diagnosis lives
  • Everyone has the possibility of having value every day of their lives, no matter what stage of the disease they are in
  • Well-being (quality of life) with dementia is possible
  • People with dementia must be included in all decisions affecting them: nothing about us, without us
  • People with dementia are role models for each other and should learn from each other
  • People with dementia and the wider community must focus on what people with the disease CAN do rather than on what they CANNOT do, through all stages of the disease
  • Language must not devalue people with dementia
  • People with dementia still have capacity

Of, By, and For People with Dementia

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