People with dementia and their carers (family members and friends) have the same human rights as every other citizen. However, it is widely recognised that, in addition to the impact of the illness, they face cultural, social and economic barriers to fulfilling these.
This charter aims to empower people with dementia, those who support them and the community as a whole, to ensure their rights are recognised and respected.
Letter from Cross-Party Group on Alzheimer’s
The Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Alzheimer’s brings together Members of the Scottish Parliament with organisations representing the interests of people with dementia. The group works towards ensuring high quality support, services and treatment are in place to assist people with dementia and their carers throughout Scotland.
As part of this work the group has considered how to ensure that the rights of people with dementia and their carers are fully recognised at all levels of government and by individuals and non-governmental organisations.
Your support will help us to raise awareness and campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their carers to be recognised.
Irene Oldfather, MSP
Convenor, Cross-Party Group on Alzheimer’s
Thank you to everyone for their input into the Charter. What you told us has shaped the Charter and helped to make dementia rights a reality.