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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

About the APPG

Logo of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on DementiaThe All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia.

Its aim is to raise awareness of dementia amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. The Group meets several times a year and uses each meeting to focus on specific issues affecting people with dementia. It also conducts an annual inquiry on a specific topic.

The APPG is run in partnership with Alzheimer's Society, which provides administrative support and expert advice to the group.

Please note that the 2010-2015 parliament has come to an end. This means the APPG on Dementia has been dissolved and will be reconstituted once Parliament returns after the general election on 7th May. Please contact appg@alzheimers.org.uk for more information in the meantime.

Latest APPG news

Upcoming meetings

Joint meeting with the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Monday 29 June, 4pm-6pm, Committee Room 8, House of Commons. The Group will invite experts to discuss the benefits that the arts can bring for those with dementia.

Joint meeting the APPG Food and Health Forum: Tuesday 14th July, 5pm - 6.30pm, Committee Room 3, House of Commons. The Group will invite experts to look at the links between diet and dementia.

You can join the distribution list and be invited to future APPG meetings by emailing appg@alzheimers.org.uk

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia manifesto: Five dementia priorities for the next government

In the lead up to the General Election we have produced a manifesto that outlines what the Group would like to see from the next Government to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.

A series of meetings were held where the Group invited experts in dementia to address a particular area of our election manifesto. The opening meeting focused on research and asked what the next government can do to support dementia research over the next parliament. Subsequent meetings looked at the role of carers of people with dementia and creating dementia friendly communities.

You can download a copy of the manifesto here

Please contact the Secretariat appg@alzheimers.org.uk to register your interest or for more information.

Building on the National Dementia Strategy: Change, progress and priorities

Last year, the APPG on Dementia looked back at a previous inquiry into the National Dementia Strategy for England (NDSE). The group held a series of parliamentary round tables looking at specific issues regarding dementia care and services. The round tables focused on:

  • Diagnosis and post-diagnosis support. 
  • Commissioning of dementia services. 
  • The dementia workforce. 

After talking to experts from across the dementia community, including people with dementia and their carers the Group has written a policy report with recommendations for government.

You can find out more about the inquiry here

 

Contact your MP

The APPG on Dementia cannot respond to or take up individual cases. If you would like to raise a concern around dementia with your local MP you can use the parliamentary website to find their contact details.

Creating a Dementia Friendly Parliament

Alzheimer's Society is working authorities across Parliament to make the UK Parliament the first dementia-friendly parliament in the world

Resources for elected representatives

Resources are available to support elected representatives in their constituency work when it comes to dementia, and ensure their staff are well equipped.