At the recent Labour Party conference, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP was delighted to meet with representatives from Alzheimer’s Society to thank them for the tireless work they do in helping those living with dementia, and to discuss their latest campaign.
As there are only a limited range of medicines available to treat dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease, the charity is campaigning for improved support in social and residential care.
Figures from Alzheimer’s Society show that there are over 46,000 people with dementia in Wales, and the Welsh Government has worked closely with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru so that people affected by dementia had their say throughout the development of the Welsh Government’s Action Plan.
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP said “It was great to meet with Alzheimer’s Society at the Labour Party Conference this year. They do incredible work in both raising awareness and supporting people who are living with dementia. I pay tribute to the carers who do invaluable work for the 1,088 people living with dementia in Torfaen.”