All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

5. Previous meetings of the APPG on dementia

The APPG holds regular meetings in Parliament on different topics. Here you can find out about meetings of the APPG since July 2010.

3 July 2012, House of Parliament

The APPG on Dementia launched its report 'Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia' and held its AGM. It was attended by a wide range of individuals, including carers, GPs, people with dementia and organisations interested in dementia. Speakers included Paul Burstow MP the Minister for Care Services, Department of Health, RCGP, Royal College of Psychiatrists/ MSNAPs and Dementia Action Alliance/ SCIE.

Read the minutes from 3 July meeting

6 February 2012, House of Parliament

Various APPGs met to discuss the Government White Paper on social care reform expected in the Spring. Paul Burstow presented on the findings of its consultation 'Caring for Our Future' that took place last year. He also sought the views of all APPGs on next steps for reform.

Read the minutes from 6 July meeting

November 2011, House of Commons

Representatives from the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, Salford and from a Sports and Social Club, South Gloucestershire provided an understanding of the important role that high quality care and support services can play in helping people to live well with dementia.

Read the minutes from 2 November meeting

12 July 2011, House of Commons

Joint APPG meeting with the APPG on Hospice & Palliative Care discussing the importance of working together to ensure that national and local strategies for dementia and end of life care are joined up and implemented in a consistent way.

Read the minutes from 12 July meeting

7 December 2010, House of Commons

Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, explained the work the Department of Health will carry out to meet the commitment to reduce the prescribing of antipsychotics for people with dementia by two-thirds by November 2011.

Read Professor Burn's presentation (PDF)

28 October 2010, House of Commons

Joint APPG meeting on social care reform with Andrew Dilnot, Chairman of the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support

Read the minutes from 28 October meeting