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Cullingworth and Denholme MP backs dementia campaign
11:50am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
Conservative Philip Davies – whose constituency includes Cullingworth and Denholme – has joined 200 other MPs in pledging to support 800,000 dementia sufferers across the UK.
They met members of the Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to provide a statement of the action they will take to support people and their carers. Mr Davies pledged to raise awareness and meet constituents with dementia.
He said: “According to statistics, one in three people over 65 will develop dementia, so I think it is a major health issue we can no longer afford to ignore.”
Alzheimer’s Society campaigners were in Westminster to drum up support for their Dementia Friends initiative, to help people understand what it might be like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.