4th Dec, 2020

MP hears how to help those living with dementia

Rob George 3rd Feb, 2019

EVESHAM’s MP Nigel Huddleston MP joined Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Jeremy Wright and the Sports and Tourism ministers in a training session with the Alzheimer’s Society to learn about social attitudes towards dementia.

The event was part of Alzeimer’s Society’s ‘Dementia Friends’ drive which looks to encourage a more sympathetic attitude towards dementia sufferers by working with public figures and bodies to promote a more positive message about the disease.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Huddleston said: “It is always a pleasure to meet the Alzheimer’s Society and hear about the passion and dedication with which they work to help dementia patients and their families in the UK.

“They play a vital role in destigmatising attitudes towards a disease people often try not to think about and ignore.

“Dementia is a horrible degenerative condition but patients deserve our compassion and care – we must not turn a blind eye,” he added.

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