Today is World Alzheimer’s Day and is an opportunity for us all to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and demonstrate how we can overcome them to help people live well with dementia.

Across the world dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia. To tackle this global dementia challenge we need to work together, and to collaborate and share best practice with one another.

With many of us having personal experience of family or friends affected by dementia, I am pleased to continue to show my support for the Alzheimer’s Society as a Dementia Champion.

Together we need to create more communities and businesses that are dementia friendly so that people affected by dementia feel understood and included.