This week during Dementia Awareness Week UK #DAW2016, we take time to remember the late Richard Taylor PhD, one of the co-founders of DAI. This organisation was a dream shared with him by many of us, and I hope he would be proud to see what we have achieved.
More importantly, I hope he would be most proud to see how we are continuing to support people diagnosed with dementia on a daily basis, and supporting them to live with dementia, not only to die from it. We are all keen on #LivingBeyondDementia
To help us with this dream, you have a special opportunity to donate to our current fundraising campaign. Every dollar, pound, Euro or the currency of your country that you donate goes directly to supporting people with dementia to support themselves.
We are an extremely efficient nonprofit, no staff to pay, very low overheads, and importantly ALL the money you donate helps people with dementia to live a better quality of life with a purpose and support from others also living with dementia. Your donation will help reduce the stigma and discrimination.
Donations also help DAI continue its vital work on pursuing a human rights based approach for all people with dementia through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). We operate through the hard work of many members who all have a diagnosis of dementia, and others on a volunteer basis. We also receive a lot of pro bono support from professional s and academics in dementia.
YOUR donation ensures there will be ‘Nothing about us, without us’.
It’s only Tuesday, and it has already been an exciting week following the launch yesterday of our guide to human rights, and you can download the guide here: Human Rights for People Living with Dementia – Rhetoric to Reality
“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.
We rely on donations to continue our work in supporting ourselves and each other, and to reaching those people who are newly diagnosed, including one new diagnosis somewhere in the world every 3.2 seconds.