Local MPs Huw Merriman and Sally-Ann Hart met up with Alzheimer’s Research UK in Parliament on Wednesday 15 September to mark World Alzheimer’s Month.
In the Hastings and Rye constituency represented by Ms Hart, 1% of residents are living with Alzheimer’s. 1.5 % of Bexhill and Battle constituents, represented by Mr Merriman, are living with dementia and in 2015 the constituency had the second highest number of residents with Alzheimer’s of any Parliamentary constituency in the UK.
Commenting, Mr Merriman and Ms Hart said: ‘We are grateful to Alzheimer’s Research UK for coming to Parliament to mark World Alzheimer’s Month and ensure Parliamentarians are engaged in supporting those with the condition.
“With the prevalence of Alzheimer’s increasing and no treatments available in the UK to delay the onset, slow progression, or cure the diseases that cause the condition, it is ever more important that dementia research remains on the agenda”.