A change of leadership must not mean any change in commitment to the estimated 92,510 people with dementia and their families in the South West.

Alzheimer’s Society wants the remaining two candidates to commit to making dementia a priority for their new government.

Since the 2019 general election, the Conservative government has committed to double research funding through a ‘Dementia Moonshot’ and reform social care, putting people living with dementia in control of their care and reducing the amount they pay for it.

Earlier this year the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a visionary ten-year plan for dementia, backed by proper funding, which could be truly transformational for the 900,000 people living with the condition in the UK.

We need to offer hope for everyone affected by dementia – urgent action and investment is needed to deliver on all these commitments.

Our next Prime Minister must implement these life-changing reforms.

Benjamin Dellow
Alzheimer’s Society Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer – South West