Alzheimer Europe and its members fully commit to promoting the rights, dignity and autonomy of people living with dementia. These rights are universal, and guaranteed in the European Convention of Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Civil and Political Rights, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Alzheimer Europe and its member organisations affirm that every person living with dementia has:
- The right to a timely diagnosis;
- The right to access quality post diagnostic support;
- The right to person-centred, coordinated, quality care throughout their life;
- The right to equitable access to treatments and therapeutic interventions;
- The right to be respected as an individual in their community.