On Tuesday 17 March Ilford South’s MP Mike Gapes pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support the 850,000 people living with dementia across the UK.
Mike Gapes joined over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition. On the day, Mike supported Alzheimer’s Society’s general election campaign that is calling for more people to get the dementia diagnosis they need and for everyone to be properly supported afterwards.
Mike Gapes said:
"We all have a part to play in improving the lives of people living with dementia. There are around 968 people living with the condition in Ilford South - and many more who are in regular contact with family and friends with the condition. It is an issue we absolutely cannot afford to ignore."
The Alzheimer’s Society is striving to ensure that more people get a diagnosis and the support they need, that there is a doubling of spending on dementia research and that communities are encouraged to become dementia friendly to ensure people with dementia can live full and active lives.