Carwyn Jones pledges support for fight against dementia
Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, recently pledged his support for the programme to fight back the problem of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society in collaboration with Welsh Government and the Older People’s Commissioner announced the creation of dementia supportive communities to help people suffering from dementia live a better life.
The announcement to form dementia supportive communities was made on Tuesday in the National Assembly for Wales, where the Minister for Social Services, the Shadow Health Minister, the Director for Alzheimer’s Society in Wales, and the Older People's Commissioner were also present at the time.
Director Sue Phelps, of Alzheimer’s Society in Wales, said, “We seek nothing less than the creation of a social movement to change quality of life for people with dementia and their families.”
Phelps stressed that there was a great need to change in attitudes and behaviors towards the issue of dementia.
Estimates suggest that Wales currently has more than 44,500 people with dementia, and this the figure is predicted to swell to more than 56,000 people by the year 2021.
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