Which parliamentarians pledged their support?
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
Ed Davey MP
Kingston and Surbiton
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."
North East Bedfordshire
"Dementia has a devastating impact. I was proud to stand on a manifesto which committed to doubling research funding into dementia. Finding a cure for dementia is one of the biggest challenges of our time and research funding is at the heart of that."
Salford and Eccles
Dunfermline and West Fife
Liverpool, West Derby
"I am pledging my support to hold the Government to account on their manifesto commitment to double the funding for this vital research."
Liz Twist MP
"Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease both for those who suffer from it and their families, friends and loved ones. If a life changing treatment is possible in five years, I am determined to do whatever I can in Parliament to help make that happen."
Glasgow North East
Judith Cummins MP
"Alzheimer’s and dementia will engulf health and social care if it goes unchecked. A huge research boost now into its causes and treatment is the best chance of preventing misery and heartbreak for millions of families."
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