The Alzheimer Society of Canada has created a Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia.
It was created with the help of Alzheimer patients and their families.
Director of Education Mary Schultz says it’s the first of its kind.
“It’s been born out of the need to really shine a light on the stigma and the challenges that people with dementia face in this country every day, where their rights are often neglected or perhaps even violated,” Schultz explains.
Schultz says while it’s not a legal document, she sees the Charter fitting in with the development of a national dementia strategy.