Which parliamentarians have pledged their support so far?
Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP
"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."
"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
Wera Hobhouse MP
Lanark and Hamilton East
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Rehman Chishti MP
Gillingham and Rainham
Dr Lisa Cameron MP
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Dr James Davies MP
Vale of Clwyd
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."
"I am glad to pledge my support for dementia research - it matters so much to my constituents."
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 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