Prime Minister’s challenge on Dementia

August 1, 2012

Source: Department of Health website

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The dementia challenge was launched in March 2012 by Prime Minister David Cameron to tackle one of the most important issues we face as the population ages.

Length of publication: 28 pages


Defeating Dementia: Building capacity to capitalise on the UK’s research strengths

August 1, 2012

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK website

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Date of publication: 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Defeating Dementia report outlines 14 recommendations to the Government and all research funders to help boost capacity and create a research environment better suited to the challenge posed by dementia.  Numbers of people living with dementia are spiralling towards one million as the population ages, costing the economy over £23billion. With the limited treatments available only alleviating some symptoms, pressure remains on research to deliver new drugs, preventions and improved diagnosis.

Length of publication: 40 pages