Fix Dementia Care

Natascha Engel MP.jpg

I attended the Alzheimer’s Society’s Parliamentary launch of their Fix Dementia Care campaign which is calling for improvements in hospital care for people living with dementia.

The campaign was launched after a 2015 poll showed that only 2% of carers felt that hospital staff understood the needs of people with dementia. The poll also found that those suffering from dementia spend nearly four times longer in hospital following a fall and that this could be very scary and confusing for them.

I was among nearly 100 MPs who signed a letter to Simon Stevens, the CEO of NHS England.

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