Alzheimer's Disease Bill of Rights
Each individual diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or an related disorder deserves the following rights:
To be advised of one's diagnosis.
To have proper, ongoing medical attention.
To be productive in work and play for as long as feasible.
To be treated like an adult, not like a child. To have expressed feelings taken earnestly.
To be free from mind-altering medications, if workable.
To dwell in a safe, integrated, and predictable environment.
To enjoy substantive activities that fill each day.
To be out-of-doors on a regular basis.
To have physical contact, including embracing, caressing, and hand-holding.
To be with individuals who acknowledge one's life story, including interpersonal and religious customs.
To be cared for by individuals who are well educated in dementia care.