Live Well With Dementia – 10 Steps

Screen Shot 2014-06-02 at 10.57.15 AMLive Well With Dementia – 10 Steps – Bupa, the largest international provider of specialist dementia care, and Alzheimer‰Ûªs Disease International, the only international federation of Alzheimer associations, collaborated to create a booklet entitled ‰ÛÏI Can Live Well with Dementia.‰Û Ten principles are described:

  1. I should have access to a doctor to check if I have dementia.
  2. I should have access to information about dementia so I know how it will affect me.
  3. I should be helped to live independently for as long as I can.
  4. I should have a say in the care and support that I am given.
  5. I should have access to high quality care that‰Ûªs right for me.
  6. I should be treated as an individual, with those looking after me knowing about my life.
  7. I should be respected for who I am.
  8. I should have access to medicine and treatment that helps me.
  9. My end of life wishes should be discussed with me while I can still make decisions.
  10. I want my family and friends to have fond memories of me.

The Charter has been endorsed by people living with dementia around the world. Read more here.