On 2 August 2011, Jan Killeen, Director of Policy, Alzheimer Scotland addressed the United Nations Open Ended Working Group for the Purpose of Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights for Older Persons.
Speaking on behalf of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Jan provided a perspective on the right to health of older persons and represented the interests of the millions of older people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families who struggle to have their voice heard.
Jan’s talk is divided into 5 sections:
- A brief discussion of what Alzheimer’s Disease International is and the current scope of its activities
- A discussion of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and why they are so connected to age
- Information about how persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders are an example of real and potential age discrimination
- An example of Alzheimer Scotland’s work with rights issues in our community
- Highlighting promising areas of policy.
Read the statement here: adi_un_statement_august_2011
Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland 149069. Registered Office: 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN. It is recognised as a charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, no. SC022315. Visit our main website at www.alzscot.org