All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia
About the APPG
The 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.
- Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Crossbench Peer
- David Blunkett MP, Labour, Sheffield Brightside,
- Tracey Crouch MP, Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford
- Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat, Westmoreland and Lonsdale
- Mike Hancock MP, Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South
- Hazel Blears MP, Labour, Salford and Eccles
- Stephen Lloyd MP, Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne
Latest APPG news
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia inquiry into services and support for people living with dementia in the UK within minority ethnic groups
The APPG has launched a new inquiry into this topic as people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are under-represented in dementia care services and generally tend to seek a diagnosis later than their White British counterparts.
Current evidence in this area is limited, but it does indicate there may be lower awareness, higher levels of stigma, and different cultural understandings of dementia among people from BAME communities. The inquiry will bring together evidence and understanding about the current problems and challenges. It will also find good practice examples where services have been tailored to people with dementia from BAME communities, so that these examples can be shared across the country.
In this work the APPG on Dementia is seeking evidence from a range of people. This will include people with dementia and their carers, health and social care providers and practitioners, and experts in dealing with those challenges that can arise for people living in minority groups.
In this section
- You are here: About the APPG
- Current inquiry
- Previous inquiries of the APPG on Dementia
- Previous meetings of the APPG on Dementia
Download a list of current MPs and Peers who are members
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.
Visit Talking Point and take part in the discussions