Which parliamentarians pledged their support?
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
Motherwell and Wishaw
"A step change in research funding is mission critical to new treatments & strategies & our ultimate ambition: finding a cure. This matters very much to those I represent and to me and I am pleased to affirm my commitment."
Rehman Chishti MP
Gillingham and Rainham
Dr Lisa Cameron MP
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
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