• What is the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia?
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    What is the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia?

    Recently, the Alzheimer Society of Canada launched the first ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia. The creation of the Charter was driven by Canadians living with dementia. We spoke to those Canadians to hear why each right is important. Gord: As a person with dementia, the following rights are especially important to me. Mario: I have the right to be free from discrimination of any kind. Bill: It’s been my view that the stigma that goes along with this disease is the biggest problem. There’s an immediate feeling that you no longer have the competence required to carry on a day-to-day basis. Dale: So I think it’s…