As part of Dementia Action Week 2023 (15-21 May), Rebecca Harris MP attended a Parliamentary reception hosted by Alzheimer’s Society.
Rebecca has lent her support to the charity’s Dementia Action Week campaign on the importance of dementia diagnosis. The tagline “It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill” encourages people worried about their own or a loved one’s memory, to seek support in getting a diagnosis using a ‘symptoms checklist’. This is available on Alzheimer’s Society’s online hub at www.alzheimers.org.uk/memoryloss.
Dementia devastates lives. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 900,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia. By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends are affected.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK dementia research charity to fund both biomedical and care research, funding research in dementia diagnosis, treatment and care. It is also a founding partner of the UK Dementia Research Institute.
Rebecca Harris MP said:
“Dementia devastates lives, including in Castle Point where there are 1530 people living with dementia.
Alzheimer's Society is a fantastic organisation that people living with dementia can turn to for expert support through practical advice, emotional support and guidance for the best next step. They are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.”
James White, Head of National Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society, said:
“We thank Rebecca Harris MP for meeting with us and showing their support this Dementia Action Week.”
For support and information about dementia visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/memoryloss or call Alzheimer’s Society on 0333 150 3456.