MPs learn about dementia

Posted on February 27th, by geoff in Caring Times head, CT Extra. No Comments

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A cross-party group of 30 MPs and Peers recently joined Hallmark Care Homes’ dementia specialist, Suzanne Mumford, who led a Dementia Friends session – an Alzheimer’s Society initiative designed to give people an understanding of dementia and promote the small things that they can do that could make a difference to people living with dementia.

Suzanne has more than 30 years’ experience in the care sector and has shaped Hallmark’s dementia strategy, enabling care teams to recognise the unique needs of residents. The session, held at the Houses of Parliament, helped Parliamentarians understand the impact that dementia has on people’s lives and the things that can be done to help people with dementia to live well.

Damian Hinds MP for East Hampshire, Baroness Jolly and Lord Warner spoke about the importance of raising awareness of dementia and about the actions parliamentarians can take to bring about positive change in their communities for people living with dementia. There was lots positive feedback from those who attended, with many MPs taking to social media to spread the Dementia Friends word.


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