Alzheimer's Research UK press release:
Government doubles dementia research funding
The Prime Minister has today announced a campaign of concerted action on dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Mr Cameron’s announcement, in particular, the Government’s plan to double funding for dementia research.
An important victory in our mission to defeat dementia
Alongside our own pioneering studies, we have long campaigned for fairer Government funding of dementia research for the 820,000 people in the UK who live with dementia and countless more carers and families. The Prime Minister has made a commitment to people with dementia by investing in research, but from such a low starting point for funding, the doubling must only be the start. Alzheimer’s Research UK will work hard for people with dementia not only to ensure the new funding is invested as productively as possible, but to continue to push for even greater investment.
Thank you for backing us in our mission to bring about fairer public funding of research for all people with dementia. There is real momentum now, and Alzheimer’s Research UK is excited about where dementia research may lead next. With your continued support, we will defeat dementia.