The Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) is the coming together of hundreds of organisations to deliver the National Dementia Declaration, a common set of seven outcomes informed by people with dementia and their family carers:
- I have personal choice and controls
- I know that services are designed around me and my needs
- I have support that helps me live my life
- I have the knowledge and know-how to get what I need
- I live in an enabling and supportive environment where I feel valued and understood
- I have a sense of belonging and of being a valued part of family, community and civic life
- I know there is research going on which delivers a better life for me now and hope for the future
The Declaration provides an ambitious and achievable vision of how people with dementia and their families can be supported by society to live well with the condition. DAA members work towards delivering this vision through committing to actions within their organisation and undertaking joint programmes of work.
The Association for Dementia Studies is a founder member of the DAA and our Director, Professor Dawn Brooker, is the elected research representative on its National Board. A copy of the ADS action plan along with those of its other member organisations can be found on the DAA website.