Dementia is one of the greatest health challenges facing Britain today, and with approximately 1,518 people living with dementia in East Surrey alone, it is vital we make our community as dementia friendly as possible. I am therefore delighted to be holding the first ever East Surrey Dementia Summit with the Alzheimer’s Society on the 27th February at Bletchingley Golf Club. This free event, taking place from 11.30am-1.30pm, will provide an opportunity to learn more about dementia, the latest research and the services available in our local area. Speakers will include Royal College of General Practioners’ Dementia Champion, Dr Jill Rasmussen, Director of Research and Development at Alzheimer’s Society, Dr Doug Brown, and Shidaa Adjn-Tettey of Dementia Friendly Surrey. A person living with dementia will also be speaking at the summit and sharing their experiences. All residents and health professionals from across the constituency are invited to attend, and you can register for a place by contacting Wendy Wilmot at the Alzheimer’s Society on 01403 213019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .