Can we embed a rights-based approach in policy and practice for people living with dementia?
The social model of disability has implications for the rights of people with dementia under the law, for disability discourse and public policy. It also affects how dementia is experienced, perceived and discussed not only by the public, but by people with dementia and their carers themselves. We want to embed different thinking and a rights-based approach in policy and practice for people living with dementia.
The debate continues as part of the VERDe network.
A guide called Our Dementia, Our Rights has been authored by Philly Hare on behalf of the Dementia Policy Think Tank. This group – which is a member of the UK wide DEEP network – was set up in 2016 by a number of people with a diagnosis of dementia who have a particular interest in promoting rights and influencing policy issues. See below.