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Medical experts call for more dementia funding

22nd July 2009

There needs to be a threefold increase in dementia research investment, according to a group of leading UK scientists.

An open letter signed by 31 scientists and medical experts has been sent to the government, calling for funding for research into new treatments, preventions and cures for Alzheimer's and other dementia illnesses.

The letter explained that only "a fraction" of money spent on dementia care is used to fund research into the condition.

It stated: "Within a generation, 1.4 million people in the UK will live with dementia, costing our economy £50 billion per year.

"[The government] must commit to tripling its annual support for dementia research to £96 million within five years."

Lead author of the letter and chief scientific adviser to the Alzheimer's Research Trust Professor Julie Williams explained that further investment could halve the number of people that die with the condition.

Representatives from the Alzheimer's Society, Parkinson's Disease Society, Institute of Neurology and leading universities have all signed the letter.

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