MP in dementia fight pledge


MP Mark Menzies has pledged to continue his work to make Fylde a beacon for dementia care.

It comes after a recent Dementia Friends session hosted by the Member of Parliament saw more than 60 people attend at the United Reformed Church in St Annes.

Mr Menzies has often reiterated his desire to make Fylde a Dementia Friendly Community and the event was one of the first steps in that campaign.

He has previously written to public bodies across Fylde to see what they are doing to assist people living with the disease.

On Friday he invited the Alzheimer’s Society and Fylde Borough Councillor Cheryl Little, who is portfolio holder for social wellbeing, to a meeting to discuss the next steps.

Mr Menzies said: “ Following the Friends event, I wanted to continue my work to ensure Fylde becomes a centre of excellence for treatment and support for those with the condition and their families and carers.

“I organised a meeting this week with the Alzheimer’s Society and Cheryl, who agreed to help me in my campaign.

“During that meeting we put together an plan on how best to move forward to create a Dementia Action Alliance for the area.”

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