I had a great day at the Southampton Memory Walk run by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness of and money for the fight against Alzheimer’s and Dementia. It was the walk’s first time in Southampton and there was a huge turnout
I’ve been proud to work with the Saints Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society and the City Council in the past few years to work towards making Southampton a Dementia Friendly City and we’ve made great strides as a city in this regard. However there is always more to be done both locally and in parliament holding the Tories to account on the current crisis in social care.
Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s greatest killer, more and more of us will be affected or know a friend or relative that is. That’s why events like the Memory Walk are increasingly important and I hope it will be back next year.