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Kemptown MP supports Alzheimer’s general election campaign

Sarah Green April 3, 2015

Simon Kirby MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven
Simon Kirby MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven: Image © Pete Jones

Simon Kirby, the Conservative candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven and MP during the last parliamentary session, has pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support the 850,000 people across the UK, and 1237 people in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven living with dementia.

SIMON recently joined over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition. On the day, Mr Kirby supported Alzheimer’s Society’s general election campaign that is calling for more people to get the dementia diagnosis they need and for everyone to be properly supported afterwards.

The Alzheimer’s Society is striving to ensure that more people get a diagnosis and support they need, that there is a doubling of spending on dementia research and that communities are encouraged to become dementia friendly to ensure people with dementia can live full and active lives.

Mr Kirby said: “Last week I met with the Alzheimer’s Society to discuss how 1237 people in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven are living with dementia, and what needs to be done to help them and the many others living without a diagnosis.

“Dementia impacts not only the thousands of my constituents living with it, but also their friends and families.

“I want to see change, and so I have been calling for improved support for those living with dementia, and their families, and also to ensure that more people get a diagnosis, so that they can get the help they need. This is something that we really cannot ignore, and I hope to see more done on this important issue.”