About the 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.
The APPG is run in partnership with Alzheimer's Society, which provides administrative support and expert advice to the group.
Its aim is to raise awareness of dementia among 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 inquiries on issues that affect people living with dementia, and last year the focus was on dementia and co-morbidities.
Co-Chairs: Debbie Abrahams MP and Baroness Sally Greengross
Officers: Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, Judith Cummins MP, Sir Edward Davey MP, Robert Courts MP, Nigel Mills MP, Sir Mike Penning MP
You can join the distribution list and be invited to future APPG meetings by emailing [email protected]
2018 APPG Inquiry - dementia and disability
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia is holding an inquiry into dementia and disability.
Despite dementia falling within the legal definition of ‘disability’ within domestic and international law, it may not necessarily be viewed in this way by the public, organisations and people affected by dementia. The APPG is looking at how people view dementia and what it means to identify dementia as a disability.
It is evident that people with dementia face a number of challenges in having their rights upheld across all areas of life, including accessing healthcare services, exercising their right to vote or being able to live independently in the community. This can partly be because it is considered a ‘hidden’ or ‘invisible’ disability. The APPG is investigating the barriers that people with dementia face in having their rights met and the impact of this on daily life.
The APPG launched a call for evidence for this inquiry, which is now closed.
The APPG is pleased to announce that a record number of responses were received. The responses are now being analysed and will feed into a report due to be published in 2019.