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Don’t Write Us Off: People with Dementia Press for More Rights–And Respect

March 10, 2017

(STAT News) – Mittler is determined to change that. He’s a prominent voice in Dementia Alliance International, a global organization run by and for people with dementia. Its leaders travel the world to promote its signature issue: human rights for people with cognitive impairments. At the most basic level, their demands boil down to this: Don’t write us off. Include us in conversations about our future, rather than making decisions for us. Help us participate in community activities, rather than locking us in institutions. Let us weigh in on public policy. Give us adequate care.

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