‘Dementia cure a step closer’
The goal of finding a treatment to cure or halt dementia by 2025 is “within our grasp”, Prime Minister David Cameron has said, as he announced a doubling in UK funding for research into the disease.
Mr Cameron was addressing scientists, politicians and campaigners from around the world who have gathered in London for a dementia summit called by the UK as part of its year-long chairmanship of the G8.
With the World Health Organisation forecasting that numbers of dementia sufferers will almost double worldwide every two decades, Mr Cameron has said he wants UK government investment in dementia research to nearly double from £66million in 2015 to £122million in 2025.
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