The MP for Penrith and The Border, Dr Neil Hudson, has committed his Office to becoming dementia friendly.

In Cumbria itself there are an estimated 8,790 people living with dementia, which is set to reach 11,650 by 2030 which has led to Dr Hudson making his office more considerate of those suffering with the condition.

All of Dr Hudson’s staff are either certified Dementia Friends or in the process of gaining the accolade.

Dr Neil Hudson said “I’m really proud of the enthusiasm my staff have approached their Dementia Friends sessions and know it will go a long way to better cater for the specific needs of those with dementia who contact my office. 

“With that said, this is only the start of our dementia journey, and there is a lot more we can learn.’’


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