Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    During Alzheimer?s Awareness Week, 2-8 July 2000, the Alzheimer?s Society will be raising awareness of the problems that people with dementia may face in relation to food and drink.

    The Society will be talking to those who have responsibility for the care of people with dementia about how food and drink ? one of the most fundamental aspects of care and quality of life ? can be improved in care homes, hospitals and in the community.

    Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin & Harpenden, said: “I am helping highlight the Alzheimer?s Society?s campaign because people with dementia in my constituency deserve good quality food regardless of whether they live at home, in hospital or in a care home. They and their carers need the right help and advice if they have problems with eating and drinking.?

    Harry Cayton, chief executive of the Alzheimer?s Society said: “I am pleased that Peter Lilley MP is supporting Alzheimer?s Awareness Week. The week is all about improving the care of people with dementia and providing the right information and advice to their carers. We hope that as many people as possible will support us in this campaign.?

    To find out more about Alzheimer?s Awareness Week contact Kate O?Broin at the Alzheimer?s Society on 020 7306 0813