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’.
On the day when the World Dementia Council hosts a summit in London reflecting on the progress made since the G8 Dementia Summit five years ago, the inclusion of dementia in today’s announcement shows just how far we’ve come in ensuring the condition is a key health priority in the UK.
For too long, dementia research has been playing catch-up. The devastating impact of the condition is well-documented: more than 850,000 people are now living with dementia across the UK and for those affected, it is life-shattering. Research is the only way to change this, and that’s why we’re delighted to publish new figures today that reveal a significant milestone for dementia research, one that could not have been achieved without your support.
New report recommends plan for Government to accelerate access to new medicines at ‘crucial time’ for dementia
The recommendations of this review will be critical in addressing the challenges new dementia treatments are likely to face and will set the scene for access to new treatments for at least the next decade.
There is increasing recognition that a mixture of genetic, lifestyle and health factors are likely to contribute to whether someone develops dementia at a particular age.
In December 2013 the UK government hosted the G8 dementia summit as part of its G8 presidency. So what has happened since then, and what progress has been made towards meeting the key aim to develop a cure or disease modifying therapy by 2025?
Late September and early October saw the latest series of autumn party conferences, these are the first party conferences since the general election and, particularly in the case of the Labour Party, see a chance to review current positions and present a new approach for the next five years of parliament.
On 16 and 17 March 2015, the World Health Organization will be hosting their first Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia.
Drug development takes time, and at Alzheimer’s Research UK we’ve been calling for policy change to help deliver breakthroughs for dementia treatment.