Pledging support for a dementia cure

We, the undersigned, have pledged our support to delivering a cure for dementia. We pledge to play our part in making breakthroughs possible.

Which parliamentarians have pledged their support so far?

    Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP

    Hemel Hempstead

    "Directly or indirectly, dementia has an impact on nearly all of us at some point in our lives, I pledge to pressure the Government to make sure we honour this commitment."

    Marsha de Cordova


    "I pledge my support to protect the future of dementia research."

    Damian Green


    "This is a really important research effort which deserves all our support. I have seen the effects of this cruel disease in my own family and it would be such a breakthrough to conquer it."

    Dr Philippa Whitford

    Central Ayrshire

    Wera Hobhouse MP


    Angela Crawley

    Lanark and Hamilton East

    Cat Smith

    Lancaster and Fleetwood

    Stephen Farry

    North Down

    Tommy Sheppard

    Edinburgh East

    Rehman Chishti MP

    Gillingham and Rainham

    Dr Lisa Cameron MP

    East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

    Andrew Bowie

    West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

    Fleur Anderson


    Dr James Davies MP

    Vale of Clwyd

    Apsana Begum

    Poplar and Limehouse

    "A quarter of people who died from COVID19 also had dementia. Imagine the unfamiliarity, loneliness & confusion, those people felt in their last moments? Dementia stole my 69 year old father. I pledge to work to retain research & funding for ARUK."

    Alison Thewliss

    Glasgow Central

    "I am glad to pledge my support for dementia research - it matters so much to my constituents."

    Alistair Carmichael

    Orkney and Shetland

    Elliot Colburn MP

    Carshalton and Wallington

    "Supporting people in Carshalton and Wallington who are living with dementia, and those who care for them, is a priority for me. I stand by our manifesto commitment to double the spending on research in this important area for my constituents."

    "We will make finding a cure one of our Government’s biggest collective priorities… This will include doubling research funding into dementia and speeding up trials for new treatments."

    Conservative Party manifesto pledge 2019

    We now need to see action to deliver on the commitment to double dementia research funding.

    Now is the time for the political leadership that puts UK dementia research at the forefront of the global search for life-changing treatments.

    We need MPs support to find a cure.

    How are we going to find a cure?

    There are six priorities that are essential in our efforts to find a cure for dementia.

    Earlier detection and intervention

    Better ways to predict the success of new drugs

    Make the UK the best place for dementia research

    Support and expand research infrastructure

    Better understanding of dementia risk factors

    Better data on the impact of dementia