Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

People living with dementia are entitled to the same human rights as every other person — however, there are huge barriers for people with dementia and often stigma and discrimination contravene these rights.

That’s why the Alzheimer Society is pleased to officially launch the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia.

The landmark Charter is the culmination of work by the Society’s Advisory Group of people with dementia, whose members represent different walks of life from across the country. The Charter defines seven explicit rights to empower Canadians living with dementia to self-advocate, while also ensuring that the people and organizations that support them know and protect their rights.

Click here to read the Charter of Rights