The rights of people with disabilities, including people with dementia #DAM2015 Day 24

Professor Peter Mittler, member of  and advisor to Dementia Alliance International on the rights of people with dementia to be included in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented to our members at our Open members Meeting earlier this week.

It is Day 24 of World Alzheimer’s Month 2015 #WAM2015, and human rights for people with dementia is a current global topic of interest to us all. This of course, includes society supporting our disabilities, caused through having this or that type of dementia, in the same way wheel chair ramps are provided. It is simply our legal right, but until recently the sector has not even been advocating for this.

We thank Peter sincerely for his advocacy in this area for people with dementia, and for his time and expertise in sharing with our members.  With permission, we recorded the presentation and will share it today for those who could not attend the meeting, either due to being unavailable, or because of not being a member of DAI.

Editor: Kate Swaffer