Derek will work to improve lives of dementia sufferers

Derek Thomas has pledged to improve the lives of people with dementia should he be re-elected on 12th December.

During the summer, Derek was working with the Alzheimer’s Society to source immediate funding to improve the quality of care for people living with dementia while longer term solutions to the growing issue of dementia care are sought.

Now, as parties campaign ahead of the General Election, the Society has published  a report - ‘Demanding Action on Dementia’ - which calls on all political parties to improve care and support, change attitudes and work to introduce new treatments for dementia.

“If I am re-elected I will continue to work hard with Alzheimer’s Society to improve the lives of people with dementia,” said Mr Thomas.

“While there is no doubt that we need to get Brexit done, we must also be strong and take decisive action to tackle domestic issues such as dementia care

One million people will have dementia by 2021 and it is vital that we are able to deliver high quality dementia care to everyone that needs it.

“I agree with the Alzheimer’s Society when they say that people with dementia deserve better quality social care and greater access to social care; that means more funding for social care and I hope to be able to continue to work to achieve these ends.”