On Tuesday 9th July, MP NAME AND CONSTITUENCY joined 120 other Members of Parliament at an Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition to showcase the human cost of the dementia care crisis.
The photo exhibition, 'Dementia Care: The Crisis Behind Closed Doors', depicts the human cost of a care system that is unfair, unsustainable and in urgent need of reform up and down the country.
At the exhibition, Parliamentarians met with people affected by dementia to hear about how the dementia crisis has affected them and their families.
Alzheimer’s Society is calling for a Dementia Fund in the upcoming Spending Review to end the dementia penalty, bringing fairness into the system and improving quality of care.
Responding to the Alzheimer’s Society event, MP NAME AND CONSTITUENCY, said:
‘I am proud to stand with people affected by dementia and make the case for more funding for dementia care in the upcoming spending review. One million people will have dementia by 2021 and it is vital that we are able to deliver high quality dementia care to everyone that needs it.”
Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns & Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society said:
‘It is fantastic to see MPs from across parliament coming together to champion the voices of people with dementia and call for reform. We urge the next Prime Minister to make addressing the dementia crisis an urgent priority. The injustice of people battling to get the care they so desperately need, while also battling the devastating effects of dementia, must be addressed now. We must Fix Dementia Care.”
Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by dementia. For information and support, call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or visit alzheimers.org.uk.
About Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, fund research, campaign to improve care and create lasting change for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Dementia devastates lives. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. This will soar to two million by 2051.
Dementia deaths are rising year on year and 225,000 will develop dementia this year - that’s one every three minutes.
Dementia costs the UK economy over £26 billion per year. This is the equivalent of more than £30,000 per person with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society funds research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of all types of dementia and has committed to spend at least £150 million on research over the next decade. This includes a £50 million investment in the UK's first dedicated Dementia Research Institute.
Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
Let's take on dementia together. Volunteer. Donate. Campaign for change. Whatever you do, unite with us against dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society relies on voluntary donations to continue our vital work. You can donate now by calling 0330 333 0804 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk.