Just 1% makes breakthroughs possible

We asked the government to invest 1% of the economic cost of dementia in life-changing treatment.

The government has pledged to double current dementia research funding to over £160m per year, 0.6% of the annual economic cost of the condition to the UK.  We’ve outlined our main priorities in our latest report and will continue to call on government to deliver this investment target and continue to increase funding even further.

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People living with dementia in the UK

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Informal carers in the UK

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Government research investment in 2017/18

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Why Just 1%

Just 1% can make breakthroughs possible

Sem

Sem's story

"A treatment for dementia would mean hope for my family."
Sem’s father is living with Alzheimer’s disease.

 
Trina

Trina and Graeme's story

“It’s getting worse. Slowly but surely.”
Trina is living with PCA, a rare form of dementia. Graeme is her husband and carer.

 
Helen

Helen's story

"Losing my husband to dementia inspired my research career."
Dr Helen Beaumont studies the use of MRI to improve diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.

Kathy

Kathy's story

"My husband was given a terminal diagnosis when he was told he had Alzheimer's."
Kathy lost her husband to early onset Alzheimer’s.

Sem

Sem's story

"A treatment for dementia would mean hope for my family."
Sem’s father is living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Trina

Trina and Graeme's story

“It’s getting worse. Slowly but surely.”
Trina is living with PCA, a rare form of dementia. Graeme is her husband and carer.

Helen

Helen's story

"Losing my husband to dementia inspired my research career."
Dr Helen Beaumont studies the use of MRI to improve diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.

Kathy

Kathy's story

"My husband was given a terminal diagnosis when he was told he had Alzheimer's."
Kathy lost her husband to early onset Alzheimer’s.

For MPs and Peers

How to support our call for greater and more sustainable investment to deliver a life-changing treatment for dementia.

Support for Just 1%

1

35,000 joined our petition

Our incredible supporters signed and shared Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition for ‘Just 1%’ and prompted a response from the government.

2

A show of support at Number 10

With your help, we took the call for more dementia research funding to the Prime Minister’s office, increasing awareness of our petition and the campaign.

3

MPs raise the profile of dementia research

MPs taking part in a debate on dementia spoke out in support of research and increased funding in front of the Minister of State for Health and Social Care.

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