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Alzheimer's Research UK mourn patron Margaret Thatcher

The Cambridgeshire based charity Alzheimer's Research UK have paid tribute to Margaret Thatcher.

Lady Thatcher became patron of the dementia research charity in 2001. Her daughter Carol revealed that her mother had been diagnosed with dementia in 2008.

Baroness Thatcher was patron of Alzheimer's Research UK Credit: PA wire

Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“The loss of Baroness Thatcher will resonate across the world, but in particular with the 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK."

"That dementia could affect such a forceful personality is a lesson that this cruel condition does not discriminate. As Patron to Alzheimer’s Research UK, her support of our research could not have been more important, helping draw attention to a condition so frequently swept under the carpet."

“Thanks to Lady Thatcher, we have made inroads with our research to defeat dementia. The answers will come too late for her, but they will come, and this will be another important part of our collective memory of her life and work.”

MP's tribute

Commenting on the news that Baroness Thatcher has died of a stroke, Stephen Metcalfe, Conservative Member of Parliament for South Basildon and East Thurrock said:

Margaret Thatcher changed not only the face of politics but the face of a nation through her dedication, commitment, energy and determination .

– Stephen Metcalfe MP

Mrs Thatcher secured a successful future for this country that many at the time thought unthinkable. Margaret Thatcher’s enduring legacy will be to leave a nation in a better state than she found it.”

– Stephen Metcalfe MP

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