Dementia research investment
Alzheimer’s Research UK announce the launch of the Dementia Consortium, which will fund leading dementia researchers from the UK and overseas.
Up until now, there has been little mention of dementia research in the wider social care debate. Why is dementia research the elephant in the room?
The internet is a dumping ground and finding words of any worth in the flotsam and jetsam can be a chore. In spite of this, Alzheimer’s Research UK – a charity of which I’ve been patron since 2008 – believes more words in the form of a new dementia blog might tempt people away from cat videos long enough to read something of substance. Are they right?
In recent years, awareness of the disease has risen to new levels – but as ever, there are still improvements to be made.
This month we’ll be at the political party conferences urging all parties to continue to back dementia research. With no new drugs since 2003, and those in existence only showing modest efficacy, we desperately need new treatments that can delay the onset, slow the progression and manage the symptoms of dementia.