Alzheimer’s Research UK chair David Mayhew appointed as UK Dementia Envoy

Posted on 1st March 2016

David Mayhew CBE, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Research UK, has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s new Dementia Envoy for the UK. The role will see him work with organisations and leaders across the globe to promote the global fight against dementia, sharing expertise to boost research and support for people with dementia and their carers. As Dementia Envoy, he will play an important role in supporting the delivery of the 2020 Challenge on Dementia – the UK Government’s vision for tackling the condition over the next five years.

David Mayhew, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“It’s an honour to be asked to take on this role for the Prime Minister, and I am delighted to be able to play a part in furthering international efforts tackle dementia. As chairman of Alzheimer’s Research UK I am acutely aware that dementia is not only a personal tragedy for those affected, but a problem affecting all of society, and arguably the greatest medical challenge of our time. Urgent action is needed, and the UK has a hugely important role to play in this fight. I look forward to working with the UK Government to tackle dementia on an international scale – we must lead the way, and we must all redouble our efforts to defeat this devastating condition once and for all.”

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