We believe that a valuable life is formed by equal, meaningful and reciprocal relationships. And we believe that these relationships should not change with a diagnosis of dementia. On the contrary, if knowing is forgotten, these very relationships are the basis for a dignified continuation of life.

The foundation

By seeing the person with dementia not as a patient, but as a human being, the focus of care will shift from nursing to caring.


To matter is vital, so don't exclude people with dementia, but make sure they are included.

Reciprocity is something that is actually always forgotten when it comes to dementia, but it is precisely this value that ensures real contact.
Why article 25

Article 25 foundation was born out of love and need for people living with dementia.In many parts of the world, people with dementia are excluded from daily life, seen as crazy, stripped of all their rights, shamed into degrading facilities and in some countries even murdered. We find this demeaning and want to change this and…. hopefully together with you.


Our mission is to create global awareness of people with dementia, to see and treat them as equal human beings and to provide them with a good standard of living.

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Structure and organization

Article 25 Foundation was born out of love for every human being, especially those living with a form of dementia. The name of the foundation finds its origin in Article 25 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This states that every human being, regardless of limitations, has the right to a certain quality of life: the standard of living. As a foundation, we want to stand up for and give a voice to the people who are so often forgotten, people with dementia.

What makes it so special
executive board

It consists of five natural persons or representatives of legal persons, who serve the foundation as a rule on a voluntary basis. The term of office of the members shall be two years and they may be re-appointed. One of them shall be elected chairman for the same two-year term.


Ambassadors support and commit themselves to the objectives of the Article 25 foundation to the best of their ability. The Ambassadors receive only an expense allowance and are appointed by the Executive Board for a term of two years and may be re-appointed.

The people behind the foundation
Jonathan de Jong - Article 25 Foundation Co-founder
Jonathan de Jong
Co-founder / Secretary
Teun Toebes
Co-founder / Chair
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Michiel van Putten
Member of the board
Marlies - Article25Foundation
Marlies Veger
The foundation to never forget
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