March 2018

Analysis of how future dementia treatments will impact our health system and the taskforce we’re launching to overcome the unique challenges these treatments present.

Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK and we know it will affect over one million people by 2025. It’s also incredibly expensive to our economy at £26bn a year – more than cancer and heart disease combined.

But we believe there’s hope. Research happening today will bring about the treatments of tomorrow, and we have a duty to ensure the health system is ready to get those treatments to people with dementia as quickly as possible.

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Thinking Differently: preparing today to implement future dementia treatments

Trina and Graeme Armstrong, living with a rare form of dementia

Dr Dennis Chan, Neurologist

Viv Hill, mother had dementia

Executive Summary

A snapshot of the treatments we analysed, the challenges we outlined and recommended actions included in the full report.

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