Supporting dementia care development

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FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has given his support to the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge.

Mr Menzies attended the last meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Hospice and Palliative care prior to the summer recess.

The meeting saw a debate on how to take the challenge – delivering big improvements to dementia research, care and awareness by 2015 – can be met head on.

Speakers included Minister of State for Care, Paul Burstow MP, Hazel Blears MP and Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, Jeremy Hughes.

The meeting, backed by the National Council for Palliative Care, is a vital step in the progress of the challenge.

Mr Menzies said: “Dementia is a growing problem and must be tackled.

“We need to raise awareness and do everything possible to ensure sufferers and carers receive the proper support.”

For more information visit http://www.ncpc.org.uk/appg-july-2012

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