All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG)June 4 2015
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia.
The APPG aims to raise awareness of dementia amongst parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
The APPG meets several times a year and uses each meeting to focus on specific issues affecting people with dementia.
The APPG also conducts an annual inquiry on a specific topic and has published the following inquiry reports:
- Building on the National Dementia Strategy: Change, progress and priorities (2014)
- Dementia does not discriminate – The experiences of black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (2013)
- Unlocking Diagnosis: The key to improving the lives of people with dementia (2012)
- The £20 Billion Question – An inquiry into improving lives through cost-effective dementia services (2011)
- A Misspent Opportunity? Inquiry into the funding of the National Dementia Strategy (2010)
- Prepared to care – Challenging the dementia skills gap (2009)
- Always a last resort: Inquiry into the prescription of antipsychotic drugs to people with dementia living in care homes (2008)