Bill Wiggin MP for North Herefordshire pledged to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK.

Bill Wiggin MP, joined 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Parliament last month to provide a handwritten statement of the action they will take to support people with dementia and their carers.

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North Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin pledged to work with Alzheimer’s Society to improve support for people with dementia.

Bill Wiggin MP said: “I was pleased to be given the opportunity to support Alzheimer’s Society when they came to Parliament, as I believe this is one health issue that we can no longer afford to ignore.

“Alzheimer’s Society does fantastic work in North Herefordshire with their day care dementia service in Ledbury and their dementia cafe in Leominster.

“But with statistics showing that one in three people over 65 will develop dementia, these services and the charities that provide them are now more important than ever.”

Alzheimer’s Society campaigners were in Westminster on Tuesday, September 10, to drum up political support for their trailblazing Dementia Friends initiative that launched in February this year. Dementia Friends aims to help people understand what it might be like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.

Alzheimer’s Society is aiming to have one million Dementia Friends by 2015, to help make England more dementia-friendly and improve the lives of the 650,000 people currently living with the condition.