Dementia Alliance International (DAI) continues to advocate locally, nationally and globally for the rights of people with dementia, as persons living with acquired cognitive and other disabilities. As our global work increases, we now attend the Conference Of State Parties (COSP) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
In June 2019, DAI held the first Side Event ever to be hosted specifically focused on dementia as a disability, and our rights to full and equal social inclusion and access to health care. People with dementia are currently being systematicaly denied equal inclusion, and universal health care including rehabilitation; we hope this first Side event will be the start of tangible change.
Read our blogs and statements by DAI board members Kate Swaffer and Chistine Thelker
Watch the live UN web recording of the Side Event here.
Download the DAI Side Event summary here.
Download the 8 page DAI COSP12 Side Event Handout provided to all attendees at the event.