September 2018

The five actions government can take to improve the lives of people with dementia.

Dementia is the healthcare crisis of our time.

five actions

It’s the leading cause of death in the UK and in recent years, death rates have continued to rise. Dementia is the only major cause of death we can’t slow down, prevent or cure and this comes at incredible cost. The number of people living with dementia is expected to rise to 1 million in just three years – the same year that dementia is projected to cost our economy £30bn.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is committed to increasing our investment in dementia research every year so we can one day achieve a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. We need government to do the same.

Through our action plan, government can help to bring about life-changing treatments and improve the lives of people with dementia.

No time to lose: An action plan for dementia

No time to lose

An action plan for dementia

Write to your MP

Share our report and ask your MP to support our action plan.

Our petition

Our petition to ask government to increase funding for dementia has now closed with 34,401 signatures.

How government can make breakthroughs possible

Read more about why government must act now on our blog.