Government and policy
Today, Alzheimer’s Research UK is taking action for people with dementia. And we’re asking you to stand with us.
Nine months after the devastating loss of his mum to Alzheimer’s, Paul wants to do everything he can to ensure dementia research continues to make progress.
Dementia research is more critical now than ever before. That’s why we’re calling on government to deliver on its promise to double research funding for the condition, as part of a ‘Dementia Moonshot’.
There have been many stories in the media over the past few months about COVID-19 and dementia.
It has certainly been a time of political turbulence. New governments bring new opportunities – and through its pledges, this one has given renewed hope to people affected by dementia. But we need more than hope: now we need action.
The votes have been cast, and the results are in: the Conservatives will form the UK’s next government. So what will this mean for dementia research?
For many people, health is their top priority. And we know that dementia research is crucial for protecting the nation’s health.
Innovative treatments can be life-saving or life-enhancing for patients, their families and carers. Research breakthroughs also drive further scientific discovery, leading to the medicines of tomorrow.
Carli’s mother and grandmother both developed early-onset Alzheimer’s in their late 40s and Carli has a 50/50 chance of carrying the gene.