Zac Goldsmith MP visited the Alzheimer’s Society at Barnes Hospital on Friday 23rd November.
Zac met with the Alzheimer’s Society Co- Production Group which consists of those coping with a diagnosis of dementia, their family members and local service providers. The group exists to give clients the opportunity to provide feedback to, and to influence the policies and strategies of the Alzheimer’s Society and other organizations.
The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s largest dementia charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there is currently no known cure.
Zac had previously visited the group last May and listened to their ideas and concerns.
Zac said: “It was useful for me to hear from clients what they would like done locally to make the borough more dementia friendly. They listed their priorities, including reducing speeds down to 20mph and forging closer ties between primary schools and dementia sufferers. I am grateful to the Alzhemier’s Society for all the work they do locally and nationally.”