Hidden no more: Dementia and disability

Jun 4, 2020 | Publications

This 2019 All Party Parliamentary Group report on Dementia shines a spotlight on dementia as a disability. It seeks to enable people with dementia to assert their rights to services and for their rights as citizens to be treated fairly and equally.

Dementia is a disability, according to domestic law and international convention.

Thousands of people who responded to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability. However, they told the APPG that society is lagging behind in this understanding and failing to uphold the legal rights of people with dementia.

In 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia committed to adopt a rights-based approach to achieving change for people with dementia.