DescriptionWho We Are Dementia NI was set up by five people living with a diagnosis of dementia. The organisation was founded on 15 January 2015 to provide a voice for people who are living with a diagnosis of dementia and to reach out to others who have dementia. Today Dementia NI is a membership organisation led by people with dementia who are developing empowerment groups across Northern Ireland, with support from staff and volunteers. What we do Members attend empowerment meetings as well as travel in their local area to give talks at events. Some members are unable to attend regular meetings but will continue our work by contributing at external meetings and groups, giving talks and sharing their experiences. Anyone with a diagnosis of dementia can become a member of Dementia NI. Our aims Challenge the stigma of having a diagnosis by raising awareness about dementia Promote the rights of people living with dementia to influence policy, practice and service delivery across Northern Ireland Provide training, education and awareness to organisations and the public on how to live well with dementia Support people living with dementia to lobby and raise awareness of dementia in their own right.