Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice is an international group of dementia activists and allies – health professionals, people living with dementia (young and old), carers/care partners, family and community members, advocates, artists, academics, policy makers and others – who share a diverse and humanizing vision of care and support that promotes inclusion, relationality, creativity, joy and the possibility of growth for everyone living with, and impacted by, dementia.
Reimagining Dementia launched on September 8 and now has over 250 members from more than a dozen countries, including Romania, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Nicaragua, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada and the U.S. And we have only just begun!
As we write in our Call to Action, “Our broken system of care has created a perfect storm in which COVID-19 has disproportionately claimed the lives of older citizens across the world. This is an international atrocity that has made it transparently and tragically clear…we are failing our oldest, our poorest, and our most vulnerable populations. Inspired by other dementia activists, it is our contention that we can and must do better. We can and must seize this moment to come together in new and more powerful ways.”