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Dementia Rights

Tom Shakespeare argues that viewing dementia as a disability could help those dealing with the condition.

Tom Shakespeare argues that viewing dementia as a disability could help those living with the condition win greater rights.

In the last few decades, he writes, we have seen many impairment groups unite to demand a better deal from government. "But when it comes to dementia, we are still thinking in terms of disease and tragedy and passivity".

He believes treating dementia as a disability - with all the legal ramifications that involves - may help us change our attitudes and our policies.

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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