Tom Brake MP threw his support behind Dementia Action Week last week, pledging to stand with all those affected by dementia in Carshalton & Wallington.
The key theme of the week, spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Society, was making sure nobody faced dementia alone.
Statistics show that there are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia -- and that figure is set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. In Sutton Borough 1,700 people are affected by the condition.
Carshalton & Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"No one should have to face dementia alone.
"It’s vitally important that people living with dementia feel recognised, valued and supported. While some have a great support network, many live alone. A helping hand can make a real difference to their lives and help them feel included in their local community.
"Admiral Nurses are a prime example of this. They do a brilliant job here in Sutton supporting people living with dementia and their families, helping patients live in their own homes for longer and helping carers and families understand what is happening.
"Currently, Sutton Council is the only council in London to fund these specialist nurses. I really want to see all the others follow suit."
If you or someone you know is impacted by dementia the Alzheimer’s Society is there to help. They have a huge number of events, activities and support groups locally.
More information can be found on their website here.