On the 17th of March 2015 at World Health Organisation’s First Ministerial Conference on Dementia in Geneva, and as Chair of DAI, I placed the Human Rights and DisAbility Rights of people with dementia onto the world stage.
Last week in Budapest, at the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Council meeting held prior to their conference, for the second time we made Human Rights for people with dementia history for people with dementia, when all Alzheimer’s organisations around the world agreed to a position paper that was initiated by DAI, and released jointly by ADI and DAI. Read the position paper on the Human Rights for people with dementia here.
There is a lot on the horizon in this space, which will ultimately ensure many more people with dementia are #LivingBeyondDementia, to only dying from it. The May blog will be about the progress of the work of Dr Dale Bredesen, which is all about the reversal of cognitive decline. I am really really really (fingers and toes crossed!!!) hoping he will be a speaker for the first DAI conference in Kyoto next year, when we host it alongside the ADI conference.