Welcome to October, and hopefully a rest after a huge month of raising awareness and members activities! However we need to kick of this month with a video presentation by Prof. Peter Mittler for the 2nd World CBR Congress conference in Kuala Lumpur last week. We produced a flyer for this event as well, which went into more than 1500 conference bags, downloadable here: extending-cbr-to-older-persons-a-global-imperative-dai-prof-mittler-september-2016. Thank you Peter for all you do for all people with dementia.
CBR VIDEO NOTES (not the full transcript)
Personal message to viewer
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA
You can ALL be dementia friends, supporters, champions
IMAGINE a series of concentric circles.
In the middle of the smallest circle is YOU or a PERSON LIVING WITH DEMENTIA.
The next circles include-
– your family
– your neighbourhood
` friends and acquaintances
– where you work and in your organisation
-the OUTER circles are about climate change, inequalities and the UN
– and its international treaties on the human rights of everyone on the planet Including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to which 166 countries are now committed in international law.
I’m here because Dem receives worst care in the developed world -even worse in Global South
I’m Human Rights Adviser to Dementia Alliance International – the voice OF people with dementia.
ID, WHO CBR, HR, CRPD,- CBR from the start; now more relevant than ever-2030
Diagnosis- DAI –Aim live well with dementia;
CBR approach is ideal for dementia
CBR can support people who may have dem- carry out simple checks, recommend asst
PWD EXPERIENCES AND PRIORITIES
Diagnosis: (v rare in Global South). –Spread the message here; we need to get it into KL Declaration.
“The UN Disability Convention is a mirror to society. It makes us face up to our own values and it forces us to acknowledge the large gap that still exists between the ‘myth system’ of our own values… and the ‘operations system’ of how these values are dishonoured in daily practice.
As with all mirrors, we can refuse to look into them; we can look at them but ignore their reflection or we can take notice of our reflection and commit to a process of change”.