Reframing Dementia
as a DisAbility

Kate Swaffer – January 19th, 2021

Participation in the Brain Matters Webinar Series is free. Donations are always welcome to support local dementia programs and services.

This presentation discusses Kate’s own diagnosis of dementia and dementia as a major cause of disability and dependence. Join Kate as she re-frames dementia as a disability, discusses human rights and the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). She also shares information about Dementia Alliance International, a charity run by and for people with dementia.

Speaker Bio: Kate Swaffer is an award-winning campaigner for the human rights and disability rights of people with dementia globally. She has a Master of Science in Dementia Care, a Bachelor of Psychology, a BA, a graduate Diploma in grief counseling, and is a retired nurse. Kate is a humanitarian, and the CEO and co-founder of Dementia Alliance International. She is also an elected board member of Alzheimer’s Disease International, a past elected member of the World Dementia Council, and an Ambassador for Step Up For Dementia Research in Australia.

Participation in the Brain Matters Webinar Series is free. Donations are always welcome to support local dementia programs and services.

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