Dementia Alliance International (DAI) is a collaboration of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia providing a unified voice of strength, advocacy, and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia.

DAI was established in January 2014 to promote education and awareness about dementia – in order to eradicate stigma and discrimination – and to improve the quality of the lives of people with dementia.

The aim is to bring the community composed of those with dementia together as one strong voice to urge the government, private sector, and medical professionals to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global crisis. It is our firm belief that working together, we will identify concrete action for implementation with the international community, and in the process, ensure our human rights are being fully met.

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Representation and empowerment of persons with disabilities
DAI commits to provide a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support for the rights, individual autonomy and improved quality of life for everyone living with dementia around the world. DAI commits to advocate for people with dementia, and build the capacity of people with dementia to advocate for themselves and others living with the disease globally.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
DAI will promote connection and dialogue between people with dementia and the wider dementia community and civil society, and work to ensure that the voices of those with dementia are listened to and honoured.

Policy, legislation and its implementation
DAI commits to enforce the human rights of people with dementia rights through the CRPD and other Conventions are reflected in national and international dementia policy and practice. We ask Member States to include people with dementia in the CRPD and in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. We are 50 million people without a voice, a number expected to rise to 152 million by 2050.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
DAI will work with other organizations and with governments to create change in issues and policies that affect people with dementia now and in the future.

Stereotypes, attitudes and behavior
DAI commits to reduce the stigma, isolation and discrimination of dementia globally, by challenging the status quo of the current myths about the capacity of those with dementia, current diagnosis rates, pre and post diagnosistic care and by advocating for a social and disability model of support.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
DAI will promote connection and dialogue between people with dementia and their communities to combat the isolation and exclusion of people with dementia.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

DAI is committed to working with technology developers at the R&D stages and reviewing stages of innovation and new technology, to ensure its relevance and usability for this cohort.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
This is an ongoing commitment, and DAI currently works globally with IT companies and researchers in this field.

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

DAI commits to advocate for implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia 2017–2025  target  that ‘50% of countries routinely collect a core set of dementia indicators through their national health and social information systems on which they report every two years by 2025’ (disaggregated by sex and age).

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
The WHO Global Action Plan on the Public Health Response to Dementia sets targets from 2017–2025. DAI is working with governments and other organisations to ensure human rights are implemented within local, regional and national dementia plans and strategies, which are aligned to the Global Action Plan.

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

DAI commits to champion the rights of women and girls affected by dementia as some of the most-under represented and marginalised persons with disabilities due to the combination of gender, condition and often age.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
DAI will help advocate for a gendered approach to global action on dementia, including in research, and to support those already involved in dementia policy and practice to get it right for every woman living with or affected by dementia around the world, so that no one is left behind in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

Tackling Stigma and Discrimination
DAI is committed to tackling stigma and discrimination, still being experienced daily by people living with dementia.  Even the ability to access this event with delegates, the fact we have NO spears representing the 50 million people living with dementia now, and the access has proven difficult, is an example of the systemic stigma we face. DAI will continue to advocate for Inclusion at every level.

Theme: Other
Year: 2018