The Alzheimer’s Society has welcomed the Prime Minister promise to double the amount spent on research of dementia in 2025.
David Cameron spoke yesterday (June 19) in the Global dementia legacy event in London on plans to increase the level of research, particularly in light of the enormous advances they have done with cancer treatments in recent decades.
Charity spoke of the need to establish to deliver the promise of the G8 for a cure for degenerative disease in 2025: “We need nothing less than a full comeback against dementia, with our best scientists gives them the environment suitable to develop better treatments and a cure. “
Many cancers can be cured now we have to learn those lessons to deliver the ambition of the G8 for the millions of people who are at risk of developing dementia, both here and worldwide, “a statement.
the announcement of Prime Minister came in the light of the new findings of Alzheimer’s Research UK, who predicted that the creation of a drug to delay the onset of dementia within five years could reduce the number of cases by a third and reduce the cost of the economy by 36 percent by 2050. This equates to over £ 21 billion.
Furthermore, this treatment could mean the UK experience 666,000 fewer cases of the disease and 566,000 fewer caregivers will be needed by 2050.
These statistics underscore the urgent need for advances in treatments and cures, as it is anticipated that the number of older people who will live with this form of cognitive impairment will reach two million by 2050. in addition, the strain on the economy this will pose will double to almost £ 60 million this year.
Currently, it is believed about 800,000 people have some form of dementia in the UK.
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