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Alzheimer's Society appoints David Blunkett to new role

Alzheimer's Society appoints David Blunkett to new role
14th May 2009

A leading British charity which deals with Alzheimer's disease has announced the appointment of the former home secretary as its new vice-president and ambassador.

The Alzheimer's Society welcomed the addition of David Blunkett, the MP for Sheffield Brightside, who has been a long-time supporter of the organisation, particularly the branch located in his political region.

In addition to this, Graham Browne has also been given a post as an ambassador to the society, with his work for the charity including the launch of the Dementia Out of the Shadows report as well as an active participation in the UK Dementia Congress in Bournemouth.

Mr Browne, who suffers from the similarly neurodegenerative Pick's disease, is a regular attendant of volunteer meetings and works with the Towner Club for younger people with dementia in Brighton.

The Alzheimer's Society continues to raise awareness of the condition through these posts, highlighting that dementia directly claims the lives of 60,000 people each year.

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