Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that doubles funding for dementia research of £ 132 million in 2025 .
the Government has the current target of increased funding to £ 66 million a year in 2015, but before the G8 summit this week on the condition in London, Cameron acknowledged that much more is needed financial support.
According to a report released by Alzheimer’s Disease International earlier this month, the number of people living with dementia worldwide will triple to 135 million by 2050.
And there is concern that some nations simply not be able to cope with the increasing demand for places condition in their health services.
At the top of the decision to increase government funding, Cameron urged businesses and charities to commit to raise more finance.
“If we are to defeat dementia, we must also work globally, with nations, companies and scientists around the world working together as we did with cancer and HIV and AIDS, “he said.
“Today, let’s get some of the most powerful nations around the table in London to agree on how we should move forward together, working for the next breakthrough.”
A famous advocate of increased funding dementia is the world-renowned author Sir Terry Pratchett. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 and feels the condition that the only way to fight is for making “more money” for research and care centers.
“Every time I read a newspaper or watch a screen, some bad care has been found in Britain,” he told BBC Newsnight.
He added that if care benefits, which would help alleviate the fear we have of dementia because they would know that they would be “well cared for” improved.
Currently, there are about 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK and that number is likely to rise above one million by 2021.
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