20 Rights of People with Dementia

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  1. The right to love
  2. The right to be appreciated for who they are
  3. The right to optimal living conditions that support function
  4. The right to practice their skills
  5. The right to be respected
  6. The right to be taken seriously
  7. The right to privacy
  8. The right to refuse or decline participation
  9. The right to grieve in their own way
  10. The right to be themselves
  11. The right to desire, claim, and ask
  12. The right to make mistakes
  13. The right to fail
  14. The right to express and practice their religion
  15. The right to live in their present reality
  16. The right to die "prematurely"
  17. The right for their possessions and finances to be respected and safeguarded
  18. The right to protest an injustice
  19. The right to informed justice system
  20. The right to be defended and given special consideration in the justice court system

For further details, it is strongly encouraged to check out the reference below. :)



The Rights of Persons with Dementia and Their Meaning – Jiska Cohen–Mansfield PhD; adapted from Korczak's Rights for Children and applied to persons with dementia to enhance the understanding of their rights.

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