Charities warn dementia funding must triple

Dementia research funding needs to be tripled to prevent the burden of the disease causing a financial crisis, Alzheimer's disease charities have warned.

A report by the Alzheimer’s Research Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society says that dementia will cost the UK £27bn a year by 2018.

‘Without research to provide better prevention, diagnosis and treatment, the emotional and financial burden of dementia will be unaffordable, even within the next decade,’ the report says.

The charities argue that funding for research into dementia needs to increase from £23m to £96m to avert such a financial crisis.

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

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