Dementia Alliance International held an historical side event in 2019 at the United Nations 12th Session of the Conference of State Parties (COSP12) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Watch this important side event as DAI highlights dementia as a condition causing disability, and highlighted the need for rehabilitation and other support to promote increased independence and a higher quality of life for people with dementia. This event was also the first to have ever been held themed specifically about dementia in the 12 years of the CoSP. Kate Swaffer will introduce the session and be available for Q&A.
It is imperative we all work towards ensuring that dementia is recognised by all as a condition causing acquired cognitive and other disabilities, and therefore one that once diagnosed, people with dementia must be provided with full and equal access to the CRPD and other Conventions, and to Universal Health Care.
Dementia Alliance International – The HEAD Foundation sponsored symposium