Outlining the five key steps we must take to meet the challenge and defeat dementia.
Published as we launched our Defeat Dementia campaign, our report examines the growing scale of the challenge posed by dementia and sets out our ambitious plan for defeating the condition.
Analysis for Alzheimer's Research UK shows that the number of people with dementia in the UK is set to grow rapidly over the coming decades. But if by 2020 a treatment was developed to delay the onset of dementia by five years, our analysis shows there could be 36% fewer people with dementia by 2050. The potential is huge: if we act now, we could drastically reduce the number of people living with dementia.
Our Defeat Dementia report outlines Alzheimer's Research UK’s plan to achieve this goal, including:
- A £30m network of Drug Discovery Institutes to fast-track research breakthroughs into potential new treatments.
- A £20m Global Clinical Trials Fund, dedicated to taking promising new treatments into testing in people.
- The Alzheimer's Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre, using cutting-edge technology to understand how Alzheimer's disease develops and test compounds that could become tomorrow’s treatments.
- The expansion of the Alzheimer's Research UK Research Network, connecting centres of excellence at leading research institutions across the country.
This report was published in June 2014