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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

About the APPG

Logo of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on DementiaThe All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia.

Its aim is to raise awareness of dementia amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers. The Group meets several times a year and uses each meeting to focus on specific issues affecting people with dementia.  It also conducts an annual inquiry on a specific topic.

The APPG is run in partnership with Alzheimer's Society, which provides administrative support and expert advice to the group.

Co-chairs

  • Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Crossbench Peer
  • Tracey Crouch MP, Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford
  • Hazel Blears MP, Labour, Salford and Eccles

Vice chairs

  • David Blunkett MP, Labour, Sheffield Brightside,
  • Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat, Westmoreland and Lonsdale
  • Debbie Abrahams MP, Labour, Oldham East and Saddleworth
  • Stephen Lloyd MP, Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne
  • Paul Burstow MP, iberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam
  • Mike Hancock MP, Independent, Portsmouth South

Latest APPG news

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia manifesto: Five dementia priorities for the next government

In the lead up to the General Election we have produced a manifesto that outlines what the Group would like to see from the next Government to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.

A series of meetings will be held where the Group will invite experts in dementia to address a particular area of our election manifesto. The opening meeting will focus on research and will ask what the next government can do to support dementia research over the next parliament.

The first meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 January at 10am in Committee Room 20 in the House of Commons in Westminster. 

Subsequent meetings will take place on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 24 February, 3.30pm, Committee room 20 in the House of Commons
  • Tuesday 24 March, 3.30pm, Committee Room 20 in the House of Commons

Please contact the Secretariat to the APPG on appg@alzheimers.org.uk to register your interest or for more information.

Building on the National 

Dementia Strategy: 

Change, progress and priorities

This year the APPG on Dementia has looked back at a previous inquiry into the National Dementia Strategy for England (NDSE). The group held a series of parliamentary round tables looking at specific issues regarding dementia care and services. The round tables focused on:

  • Diagnosis and post-diagnosis support. 
  • Commissioning of dementia services. 
  • The dementia workforce. 

After talking to experts from across the dementia community, including people with dementia and their carers the Group has written a policy report with recommendations for government.

We will be launching the report on Wednesday 18 June in Committee Room 18, House of Commons. There will be a chance to hear more about the report and have your say on what the APPG should campaign on in the following year.

If you would like to attend the meeting please email appg@alzheimers.org.uk  

2013 inquiry into BAME communities

You can find out more about the APPG's 2013 inquiry  here. 

APPG 2013 BAME report

Read the APPG report on people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups being under-represented in dementia care services.

Membership of the APPG on Dementia

Download a list of current MPs and Peers who are members

Contact your MP

The APPG on Dementia cannot respond to or take up individual cases. If you would like to raise a concern around dementia with your local MP you can use the parliamentary website to find their contact details.