On Wednesday Sir David was delighted to meet with representatives from Alzheimer’s Society to lend their support to their Cure the Care System campaign. The campaign envisions a future where people affected by dementia are able to live the life they want, with greater independence, choice and control.
As there are only a limited range of medicines available to treat dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease, many people with the condition get the support through social care, such as home care or residential care. While dementia isn’t curable yet, we can cure the care system.
Figures from Alzheimer’s Society show that there are as many as 770,000 people with dementia in England, with that number set to grow to over a million in just ten years.
After his visit Sir David commented:
“It was great to meet with Alzheimer’s Society at Conservative Party Conference this year. I will continue working with them on their campaign to ensure that social care reforms brought forward by Government meet the needs of the 2,820 people living with dementia in Southend-on-Sea, which is projected to rise to 3,760 by 2030.”
Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society, added “We really welcome Sir David Amess MP’s support for our Cure the Care System campaign. Social care reform has been ignored for too long, but that’s changing."