AN MP has teamed up with a dancing legend in a bid to help people with dementia.
North West Leicestershire MP Andrew Bridgen joined former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips to pledge to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK.
Mr Bridgen joined 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society, including Miss Phillips, in Portcullis House, Westminster, to provide a handwritten statement of the action that they will take to support people with dementia and their carers.
The MP for North West Leicestershire said:
“One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, and it is a health issue that we can no longer afford to ignore.
“A large number of constituents have written to be about dementia and I will do everything I can to make their concerns heard.”
Jeremy Hughes, chief executive at the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Most people don’t know enough about dementia and we are pleased to have the backing of MPs.”