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Mission, Vision, Values, & Strategies

Our Mission

Develop and support a national corps of Dementia Minds groups (persons living with dementia) who create opportunities for dialogue and education for persons living with dementia, licensed health care professionals, researchers, families, care partners, policymakers, and communities at large about strategies to live well with Neurocognitive Disorders.

Our Vision

People living with dementia transforming the worldview of Neurocognitive Disorders.

Our Values

  • Voice of persons living with NCD to promote wellbeing
  • Compassionate listening
  • Lifelong learning and personal growth
  • Diversity and inclusion of persons living with all types of dementia
  • Equity and shared power
  • Connect with people where they are with their experience with dementia
  • Respect, kindness, and compassion

Our Commitment to Non-discrimination

National Council of Dementia Minds does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, disability, religion, age, familial status, genetic information or other legally protected status. Sex-based discrimination includes, but is not limited to, discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics or pregnancy.

Our Strategies

Develop and support a national corps of Dementia Minds (persons living with dementia) groups who:

  • Connect and support persons living well with dementia
  • Educate how to support persons living well with dementia.
  • Promote collaboration, advocacy, and wellbeing.
  • Advocate for inclusion of persons living with dementia in all aspects of private and public life.
  • Create awareness of the diversity in people affected by the multiple forms of dementia.
  • Address societal misperceptions about what it looks like to live with dementia.


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