More editions of People Not Patients: Problems and Policies in Mental Handicap:. More editions of Special Needs Education: World Yearbook of Education More editions of Staff Training in Mental Handicap:.
More editions of Thinking Globally Acting Locally: More editions of Working Towards Inclusive Education: Frontiers of Knowledge in Mental Retardation: Parents, Professionals, and Mentally Handicapped People: More editions of Partnership with Parents: Problems and Policies in Mental Handicap: More editions of Staff Training in Mental Handicap: The CRPD is now ten years old. Why has it taken people with dementia so long to demand their rights?
- Notes in the Margin.
- used books, rare books and new books.
- Introduction to Math and Physics;
- Dark Lady’s Chosen (Chronicles of the Necromancer series).
- Overcoming Exclusion: Social Justice through Education (World Library of Educationalists).
- Overcoming Exclusion: Social Justice through Education.
My most vivid memories come from the founders of the disability movement who insisted on co-production of policy with ministers and officials. Most of the pioneers were men in wheelchairs demanding access to jobs, buildings and documents.
Tag Archives: Dementia as a Cognitive Disability by Peter Mittler
Most professionals are respected as experts. Conferences are polite and collegial, despite evidence of deteriorating services and now an NHS and care system on its knees for human and material resources. The older we get, the higher the risk of one or more age-related illnesses.
Some are more at risk than others: Others are asked to hand over their driving licenses or to stop work and take out a Power of Attorney for when they lose capacity. The fear and stigma around dementia leads to social isolation and from there to apathy and depression.
The only global self-advocacy movement is Dementia Alliance International. Most of the advocacy has come from people with younger onset dementia — around ten percent of the total. Britain will soon have a million people living with dementia; many more are directly affected by dementia, including care partners and relatives. Much of the increase will take place in Low and Middle-Income Countries where diagnosis is a rarity.