The UK aims to double funding for dementia research by 2025 David Cameron has announced. The current research funding target for 2015 is £66m; this will rise to £132m (adjusted for inflation) by 2025.
The Medical Research Council (MRC) plans to commit £50m to improve treatments and delay the progression of dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Society plans to spend at least £100m on research in the next ten years.
A £3m “Dementia Consortium” is to be created, to unite the activities of the Alzheimer’s Research UK charity, two pharmaceutical companies and the MRC in the search for effective drugs.
On the issue of care quality, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has plans for unannounced inspections of the care of dementia patients at 150 institutions across England.
Gallagher, J. (2013). Dementia summit: UK research spending to double. London: BBC Health News, December 11th 2013.