Dementia Diagnosis Barriers survey – for people living with dementia and their carers

News Newsletter - 22 February 2023

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia. It is run in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society.

The APPG’s latest inquiry, launched on 10th Feb, is investigating the barriers people may face in getting a dementia diagnosis, with a particular focus on regional barriers such as rurality and deprivation.

As part of this inquiry, the APPG is aiming to develop knowledge on regional variation in dementia diagnosis rates, building understanding both of contributing factors and potential solutions to this variation.

The Group will gather evidence to understand the impact of regional variation in diagnosis rates on people with dementia and their carer’s, with a view to identifying tangible actions to reduce regional variation in dementia diagnosis rates.

Evidence will be gathered in writing and orally with a view to publishing a report on inquiry findings, including recommendations to central and local Government, in September 2023.

The APPG is currently gathering evidence for this inquiry and would welcome all contributions.

For those living with dementia and carers, please fill in  survey 0289 – Dementia diagnosis and Regional Variation – APPG – Survey (

For any questions please contact – Jawad Khan, Regional Public Affairs and Campaigns Officer – North West, email: [email protected]