Alzheimer’s Society has called on the government to deliver on its dementia commitments after being told 25 times that the long-promised “ten-year plan for dementia” would appear “in due course”. An open letter, signed by 36,000 members of the public, was delivered by Society ambassadors to 10 Downing Street demanding that the government make dementia a priority. The ambassadors included Dame Arlene Phillips and Vicky McClure, alongside Ananga Moonesinghe who lives with dementia. CEO Kate Lee, who joined the delegation, said PM Rishi Sunak had the “chance to seize this moment and genuinely transform dementia research, diagnosis, and care for one of the biggest health challenges in the UK.”
Number 10 delivery: (l-r) Dame Arlene Phillips, Vicky McClure, Ananga Moonesinghe, Alzheimer’s Society CEO Kate Lee, All-Party Parliamentary group on Dementia chair Debbie Abrahams MP and vice-chair Elliot Colburn.