Dementia information for councillors and elected representatives

Find out how dementia affects people in your local area. You can also join our councillors network for access to regular updates, resources and more.

1 in 3 people born in the UK will develop dementia. Dementia is a medical condition that affects every part of society.

As a locally elected representative we want to help you ensure your residents have access to be the best medical care and support. 

Your Local Systems Influencing team is here to support you in understanding the impact of dementia and why dementia services should be prioritised for your local area. 

  • We can provide support with up to date dementia-related statistics in your area. You can also access our Local Dementia Statistics interactive tool.
  • We regularly publish policy documents and research that highlight the impact of dementia and service recommendations. These are accompanied by local briefing papers.
  • We provide tailored advice and resources to councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to review local dementia strategies and action plans.  
  • We take national data and make it locally relevant for you and your local residents. 
  • We can support elected representatives in calls for scrutiny reviews and motions on dementia. 

Councillor Briefing 

We believe as a councillor you have a crucial role in improving the lives of people living with dementia.

Our Councillor briefing gives an overview of what dementia is and what we want to see from local systems and services. The briefing also states how we can support you to ask questions of your local system and respond to questions from residents. 

Alzheimer’s Society Councillor Network 

The Councillor Network provides access to bespoke webinars, briefings and online events. Members will receive regular updates useful to their role as a local Councillor.

Join the Councillor Network 

Upcoming events 

  • LGA Annual Conference and Exhibition, 1-4 July 2024
    The Local Systems Influencing Team at Alzheimer’s Society will have a stand at the conference. We will be here to talk to delegates about the importance of dementia and how they can support local residents living with this chronic disease. 

Past events


Contacting your Local Influencing Officer 

Our Local Influencing Officers are happy to work with you, provide you with resources, reports and information on dementia for residents in your area. Contact us at [email protected].