Read the stories

We asked people living with dementia to share what the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia means to them.

These are their stories.

Outline of people walking together
Jim Mann, a member of the Advisory Group of people with dementia

"When it comes to society’s perception of dementia, as well as respecting and appreciating an individual with dementia’s right and ability to participate fully in all of what life has to offer, we still have ways to go."

Read Jim's story ►

"I don’t hide that I have Alzheimer’s, but it’s my choice when and how to talk about it. Our Charter of Rights is a reminder for me, and those who interact with me, that I am still here, and I am still a person."

Read Marilyn's story ►

Marilyn Taylor, a member of the Advisory Group of people with dementia
Mario Gregorio, a member of the Advisory Group of people with dementia

"By sharing our experiences, we can enrich the lives of others and encourage networks of sensitive and caring people."

Read Mario's story ►

 

"We, as citizens in this great country, have a responsibility to live within and uphold this framework for rights that we hold so dear to our hearts as Canadians."

Read Roger's story ►

Roger Marple, a member of the Advisory Group of people with dementia

Last Updated: 09/05/2018