MANY people will have noticed MPs wearing blue flowers in the House of Commons today.

Douglas Ross was among those who could be seen wearing the flower, as was Labour’s shadow Scotland secretary Ian Murray.

But what are the flowers and what are they for?

What are the blue flowers for?

It looks as though the badges are in support of those living with Alzheimer’s, with this week marking the Alzheimer’s Society annual conference.

It is due to take place on May 18 with the theme for the conference to make dementia a priority locally.

This week also marks Dementia Awareness Week.

“The conference will bring together local leaders in dementia from across the UK to share best practice, challenge and progress towards aims and ambitions in diagnosis”, a statement on the website reads.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a physical illness which causes damage to a person’s brain and eventually causes dementia.

Symptoms include memory problems, thinking and reasoning difficulties and language problems.