2 quick and easy ways to ask government to fund more dementia research

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By Simon Aucott | Monday 18 March 2019

There’s just one week left to support our petition to ask government to fund more research than ever before.

More than half of us have a close friend or family member with dementia, and with no treatments to stop or cure the diseases that cause it, no-one has yet survived.

But breakthroughs in dementia research can and will change lives, and increased funding from government can help make it possible.

Right now, dementia costs the UK a massive £26 billion a year. Government spending on research is equal to just 0.3% of this cost – so we’re asking for an increase to 1%.

Over 29,000 people have signed our petition so far. More signatures will help us show the government how much support there is for dementia research.

That’s where we need your help.

The petition closes on 25 March, but there are two quick and easy ways you can help today:


Take just two minutes to sign the petition.


After signing, tell your friends.

Share these posts on Twitter and Facebook.

Or write your own post using #just1percent, tagging Alzheimer’s Research UK, and including the link to the petition.


  1. A. Wood on 18th March 2019 at 6:59 pm

    More funding would save money and help thousands to enjoy a better quality of life.

  2. Annette Houghton on 18th March 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Please find dementia research

  3. Claire Lawson on 18th March 2019 at 9:30 pm

    A worthy cause

  4. Linda Morgan on 18th March 2019 at 11:20 pm

    More money needs invested in this awful disease.

  5. Caroline on 19th March 2019 at 6:19 am

    Please sign

  6. Vanessa Gaffey on 21st March 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Please please please increase the funding for this disease, so we can find a cure

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