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MP Kate Green pledges to support for dementia care
12:20pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
KATE Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston has pledged to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK.
Kate joned 200 other MP’s to provide a handwritten statement of the action they will take to support people with dementia and their carers.
Pledging to make Trafford dementia friendly so people with dementia can play a full role in their community, Kate said: “One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, and it is a health issue that we can no longer afford to ignore.
“That’s why I am pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Society in their fight against dementia and will carry on working for a dementia friendly Trafford.
“Age UK and the Alzheimers Society do great work locally to help raise awareness and support people with dementia and their families. I know from talking to local people how good it is to be able to share experiences when everything can seem so frightening.”
The Alzheimer’s Society have also launched their Dementia friends by 2015, to help make England more dementia-friendly.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said: “Most people don’t know enough about dementia and Dementia Friends is the perfect opportunity to be able to invite everyone to improve their knowledge.”
If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend or helping create more communities that are dementia friendly visit dementiafriends.org.uk.
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