Dementia: a major cause of disability

In June 2019, Dementia Alliance International, held the first Side Event at the Conference of State Parties (CoSP) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) ever to be hosted specifically focused on dementia as a major cause disability, and our rights under the CRPD. This is important in the context of brain health.…

Forrest Gump and dementia

Life became more difficult when I was diagnosed with dementia, and it was a very unwelcome visitor. Back then, the tears were often, sometimes almost nonstop for days on end, and the fear of what was ahead was overwhelming. Sometimes the frustration was so great I would scream and kick my way around the day,…