Last week Tom Brake helped host an Alzheimer’s Society event for parliamentarians to learn more about the issues affecting people with dementia.
There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and it is the 21st Century’s biggest killer. In Sutton CCG there are estimated to be 1,921 people living with dementia.
Tom Brake said:
“There are many people all across the UK and in Sutton who suffer from dementia. Having dementia can have a devastating impact on the day-to-day lives of people with dementia and their families, and could happen to any one of us, in any community.
Because this disease is so widespread and tragic we must all take action to help tackle dementia. There are many ways we can help fight dementia but education is the first step. That is why I co-hosted the United Against Dementia meeting.”
If you are personally affected by dementia then please visit Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia connect website where you can find the services they provide near locally. Or call their helpline on 0300 222 11 22.