Government and policy
The G8 set an ambitious goal to identify a cure for dementia by 2025; we look at the dementia research investment of the world’s top economies.
This week in London marks a pivotal moment in dementia research; it will either be considered a time of historical significance when global interests align under a banner of defeating dementia, or an instance in which a global health crisis was only superficially addressed by the world’s largest economies.
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?
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.