Dementia NI members use their views and experiences to make positive changes for people with dementia. Members help influence and inform how people can still live well with dementia. Through training and education, the members tell others what it is like to live with dementia, as well as challenge the stigma attached to a diagnosis by raising awareness.
We have played an integral part of implementing Regional Dementia Strategy for Northern Ireland alongside Dementia Together NI, the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency NI. We gave our views and suggestions to input into the new Dementia Care Pathway, and the Dementia Learning and Development Framework.
Our members have also participated in a Public Information Campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
People with dementia have the same rights as others but can face barriers in having their rights respected & fulfilled. As part of the Social Change Initiative, The Dementia Programme in Northern Ireland aimed to improve dementia care.
Dementia NI members helped set out a vision for a sustained role to shape policies & services that affect their lives.