A leading for-profit Alzheimer’s has announced its intention to boost investment in research dementia across the country.
Alzheimer’s Research UK financially support 15 research centers networks in the UK with the aim of combating the degenerative disease more effectively.
As part of the campaign Dementia Defeating David Cameron, £ 1.2 million will be over 700 researchers over the next two years. This will allow the new networks that are formed and existing be bolstered.
Through the network of charity, gather experts from different disciplines to collaborate and work together to try to create treatments and cures for the condition that the prime minister called the “new cancer”.
As part of an attempt to keep the local community to date with events and developments, each Red Centre puts on a free meeting to discuss the latest developments in their research. In addition, researchers are able to listen to those who have been affected by the condition to help them gather new ideas and approaches to the fight against cognitive decline.
Research director Dr. Eric Karran charity stressed that a cure for the condition is not achieved by scientists working for themselves.
“Investing in our research network is essential to bring together scientists to share ideas and resources. The grassroots support for research is crucial to laying a solid foundation for further studies and we are happy to invest in people and ideas that could provide progress we are all desperate. “
Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, said the government’s ambition is to find new treatments and cures, especially in light of the fact that 44 million people worldwide are affected by dementia and this number is expected to double over the next 20 years.
In the UK, more than 820,000 people are believed to have the degenerative disorder.
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