The third meeting of the Values, Equalities, Rights and Dementia (VERDe) network in Cardiff, Wales, on the 12 September 2016 focused on the value of involving people with dementia in policy.
People with dementia are the experts by experience. They should be in position to use their expertise to inform the health and social care services that they are using, as well as the development of new policy and practice in the areas and countries they live in. However, the views of people living with dementia and their family and carers are often ignored. In fact, over a third of people with dementia do not seem to have a voice in choosing how they can live their life. How can a focus on rights and social justice can help improve this situation? What are the areas in which people with dementia can be most involved in when a national government is developing policy? What are the learning for the current Welsh Government?
Download the meeting report as a PDF file: VERDe #3 report