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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.


  • Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Crossbench Peer

Vice chairs

  • David Blunkett MP, Labour, Sheffield Brightside,
  • Tracey Crouch MP, Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford
  • Tim Farron MP, Liberal Democrat, Westmoreland and Lonsdale
  • Hazel Blears MP, Labour, Salford and Eccles
  • Stephen Lloyd MP, Liberal Democrat, Eastbourne

Latest APPG news

Preventing dementia: a research discussion ahead of the G8 summit

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia is holding a meeting in parliament on Wednesday 27 November focused on research into preventing dementia ahead of the G8 summit in December. Eminent experts from the research community, including Professor David Smith from University of Oxford and Professor Nick Fox from University College London will address the meeting. 

The G8 summit plans to develop a global response to dementia for the first time and this meeting will highlight what the health ministers should be focusing on in December. It will also outline some of the latest developments into dementia research.  

To find out more about this meeting please contact appg@alzheimers.org.uk

Looking ahead – 2014

2014 promises to be another busy year for the APPG on Dementia. The Group will look back at our 2009 inquiry, A misspent opportunity? which looked at the first National Dementia Strategy for England. With the NDSE due to expire in early 2014, the Group will assess the progress made against the Strategy and identify areas where further progress is still needed. 

Further information about our 2014 programme of work will be available soon. Please check back here for more details.   

2013 inquiry into BAME communities

Find out more about the APPG's 2013 inquiry 

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.


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