It has been a very busy couple of days in Geneva, and I am thrilled to have put Dementia Alliance International onto the global stage, but more importantly, I feel as if we have three very important issues now on the global stage.
You can read a précis of the two days written by Dr Ian McDonald, Science Communicator at Alzheimer’s Australia here…
See the morning sessions from Day 2, which includes my presentation at about 32 minutes:
One of the moderators on Day one suggested we all would have many issues important to bring to the meeting; the three of topics of significant importance to people with dementia I chose to discuss were the following;
- That we have human right to a more ethical pathway of care
- Being treated with the same human rights as everyone else, under the Disability Discrimination Acts and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- That research does not only focus on a cure, but on our pre and post-diagnostic care, and on pre and post vention including rehabilitation.
I will blog the transcript and power point slides of the presentation onto the DAI blog, with a link to it here as well as write a full report for our members on the DAI blog soon.