The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia influences policy and legislation
From the June 2015 issue of our magazine, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dementia, which includes MPs and Peers from across political parties, will continue to influence legislation and policy through the term of the new government.
During the last year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) made recommendations after reviewing an earlier enquiry into the National Dementia Strategy for England. It also produced a manifesto in the lead-up to the general election with five priorities to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.
One of the group's former co-chairs, Hazel Blears, stepped down as MP for Salford and Eccles ahead of the election. She had previously shared her own experiences of her late mother's dementia, and Alzheimer's Society is delighted that she will remain one of our ambassadors.
The Society will continue to work closely with the APPG to ensure that dementia remains at the top of the political agenda.
Find out more about the APPG on Dementia.