Through training and education, Dementia NI members tell others what it is like to live with dementia, as well as challenge the stigma attached to a diagnosis by raising awareness.

St Oliver Plunkett Primary school pupils Dementia JAM Card art project
St Oliver Plunkett Primary school pupils Dementia JAM Card art project

Dementia NI members have played an integral part in implementing the Regional Dementia Strategy for Northern Ireland alongside Dementia Together NI, the Health and Social Care Board, and Public Health Agency NI. Our members, people living with dementia gave their views and suggestions to input into the new Dementia Care Pathway, and the Dementia Learning and Development Framework.

Dementia NI attend Learning and Development Framework for Dementia launch. HSCNI/PHA
Dementia NI attends Learning and Development Framework for Dementia launch. HSCNI/Public Health Agency

Dementia NI members have also participated in a Public Information Campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

Dementia Together NI #StillMe Public Information Campaign
Dementia Together NI #StillMe Public Information Campaign

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.

Human Rights & People Living with Dementia

By engaging with various organisations throughout Northern Ireland, Dementia NI members inform them how to make their services, policies and practice more suitable for people living with dementia.
We are calling for more involvement in designing the policies and services that affect us.

Dementia NI members invite organisations including community groups, sports associations, retailers and various other service providers to consult on how they can make their services, environments, resources and venues more appropriate for people living with dementia. In this animation, Dementia NI members give advice about how they can do this well.