All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

About the APPG on dementia

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.

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 an annual inquiry on a specific topic, and this year the focus is on co-morbidities.

Over 60% of people living with dementia have 3 or more other health conditions, presenting a considerable problem for the professionals and family members who provide the medical and social care individuals need. The aim of this APPG is to look at the challenges faced by those people living with dementia and another condition; the prevalence of various co-morbidities; and action that can be taken to mitigate the difficulties of living with dementia and another condition.

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Upcoming meetings

The next APPG Inquiry Evidence sessions are

  • 25 November 2015 in Committee Room 7, Palace of Westminster
  • 2 December 2015 in Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster 

You can join the distribution list and be invited to future APPG meetings by emailing

Recent APPG news

APPG on Dementia 2015 Inquiry on Dementia and Co-morbidities

The APPG will conduct this year's inquiry into people living with dementia and co-morbidities. 7 out of every 10 people living with dementia also have one or more other conditions. This presents a unique set of challenges for patients, carers, and health and social care systems.

As part of the inquiry we will hold evidence sessions in parliament, and focus groups with those living with dementia and their carers. First of all we are launching a call for evidence which we have circulated among our networks. If you know an individual or organisation who would like to contribute to the evidence collected by the APPG please direct them to our call for evidence letter below:
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