May 31, 2018

Dementia Friends Training

My constituency staff team and I completed Dementia Friends training this week. The training is a one-hour session which gave us all a better understanding of the issues people living with dementia may face, using practical exercises and discussing some of the ways different types of dementia can affect the mind. You can arrange a Dementia Friends training session for …

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July 12, 2017

United Against Dementia Campaign Drop-In

Earlier this week I attended an Alzheimer’s Society event for parliamentarians to learn more about the issues affecting people with dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and it is the 21st Century’s biggest killer. In Cardiff Central there are estimated to be 4,000 people living with dementia. Having dementia can have a devastating impact on the …

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May 26, 2016

Pioneering Dementia Research at Cardiff University

Last week I visited Cardiff University to see how they are working with Alzheimer’s Research UK to lead the fight against dementia. Currently 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK, including approximately 3,700 in Cardiff alone and we urgently need better ways to treat and prevent the diseases that cause it. During this visit, I witnessed projects at Cardiff …

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