Rochdale MP, Tony Lloyd, joined an event in Parliament as part of Dementia Action Week to put pressure on Government ministers and private care providers in collaborating together to accelerate trials for the treatment of dementia.
Tony said, “Many of us know, or have known, someone affected by dementia. In Rochdale, nearly 700 people are reported to live with Dementia, but that number will rise.
“It’s a disease still so little understood by many, and causes harm and heartbreak to families here and across the UK.
“Whilst the outlook for those with dementia is challenging, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The government and private care providers must collaborate together to provide the pivotal research needed to accelerate trials for the treatment of dementia.”
In the UK there is estimated to be over 850,000 people living with dementia, of which 665 live in Rochdale accounting for 0.6% of your constituency.
The event highlighted work being delivered by Loveday & Co, Love of the Game and the forthcoming Geller Commission, which will provide pivotal research needed to accelerate trials for the treatment of dementia.