Bill of Rights

Everyone lives in a reality that is uniquely their own, I will accept yours, wherever you are. If you will allow me, I will join you in your reality.Robert and Mary’s place endorses the Alzheimer’s Bill of Rights

Every person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder deserves the following rights:

  • To be informed of one’s diagnosis
  • To have appropriate, ongoing medical care
  • To be productive in work and play for as long as possible
  • To be treated like an adult, not like a child
  • To have expressed feelings taken seriously
  • To be free from psychotropic medications, if possible
  • To live in a safe, structured, and predictable environment
  • To enjoy meaningful activities that fill each day
  • To be outdoors on a regular basis
  • To have physical contact, including hugging, caressing, and hand-holding
  • To be with individuals who know one’s life story, including cultural and religious traditions
  • To be cared for by individuals who are well trained in dementia care