All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

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

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

Its aim is 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 inquiries on issues that affect people living with dementia, and last year the focus was on dementia and co-morbidities.

APPG Officers

Co-Chairs: Debbie Abrahams MP and Baroness Sally Greengross

Vice-Chairs: Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick, Dr James Davies MP, Dr Lisa Cameron MP, Elliot Colburn MP, Jeremy Wright MP, Judith Cummins MP, Marie Rimmer MP, Mark Menzies MP, Simon Baynes MP. 

APPG Inquiry - Dementia research in the UK: Making the case for the Dementia Moonshot 

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia, is undertaking an inquiry into dementia research in the UK and the Government’s commitment to implement a ‘Dementia Moonshot’. The inquiry will examine the current state of dementia research in the UK, how this compares internationally and how the pandemic has impacted the research field. 

The inquiry will also consider what support the Government can give to the sector – including the realisation of their commitment to double dementia research funding to £160m per year – and how this money can be best spent to ensure that the UK is a world leader in dementia research.  

To find out more about the inquiry please contact [email protected] 

APPG Dementia Research Evidence Sessions

Session 1 - 14 April 2021

During this first session of the APPG on Dementia's inquiry into the current state of dementia research, and the Government's commitment to double dementia research funding, we heard from: 

- David Thomas, Head of Policy at Alzheimer's Research UK 
- Prof Bart De Strooper, Director at UK Dementia Research Institute
- Prof Martin Rossor, National Dementia Director at NIHR
- Jane Ward, Alzheimer's Society Research Network Volunteer

You can watch a video of this session here. 

You can read a summary of the session here. 

Session 2 - 29 April 2021

During this second session of the APPG, the discussion focussed on the use of technology, care research and advancements in diagnosis, and how these areas could be better supported by the implementation of the Dementia Moonshot funding. 

The Group heard from: 

- Prof Dame Louise Robinson, Professor of Primary Care and Ageing at Newcastle University
- Prof John O'Brien, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge
- Prof David Sharp, Centre Director of UK DRI Care Research & Technology
- Fiona Carragher, Director of Research & Influencing at Alzheimer's Society 

You can watch a video of this session here. 

Session 3 - 20 May 2021

During this session, the APPG will be investigating the field of prevention research, including within sport. The Group will seek to understand what are some of the priority areas for this research and where there are cases of best practice, that could be replicated. 

During this session the Group will hope to hear from: 

- A sportsperson. 

- A number of researchers, specialising in prevention research. 

- A researcher specialising in sport and dementia. 

This session will begin at 12.40pm.  To register to join this session please visit here.

Session 4 - 27 May 2021

During this session, the APPG will be investigating the future of dementia research in the UK, including the experiences of early career researchers. 

During this session the Group will hope to hear from: 

- A person living with dementia, with experience of research. 

- A number of researchers at different stages of their careers, to speak on their experiences in the pandemic. 

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