On the morning of Sunday, 23rd June I joined dozens of Northampton residents at Abington Park to start a sponsored walk to raise money and awareness in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that is the cause of roughly 60-70% cases of dementia. With people nowadays living longer, Alzheimer’s and dementia will be a growing concern for many in this country. Elderly people have contributed to our society for many years and should be able to grow old with dignity. I support action to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s.
It was great to see so many people take part in the walk, which was hosted and sponsored by the Northampton Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (IHWO).
As well as greeting and talking to the walkers, I was there to present certificates to them in recognition of their act of charity. Alzheimer’s is likely to affect a loved one for many of us and we should be doing all we can to work to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.
I am pleased that the government is investing £300 million into UK research to help slow down the onset of dementia and hopefully find a cure by 2025. You can read more about this Government’s plans to fight Alzheimer’s and dementia using the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/507981/PM_Dementia-main_acc.pdf.