Alzheimer’s Research UK’s “Defeat Dementia” campaign was announced at the Global Dementia Legacy Event on June 19th 2014. Commitments included in the Defeat Dementia programme include:
- The launch of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre. There is a £2 million collaboration working on the causes of Alzheimer’s Disease and potential new treatments, involving researchers based at the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge and University College London.
- A network of Drug Discovery Institutes, with an investment of £30m, based at academic centres across the UK and internationally. These will work to help promising scientific and pharmacological breakthroughs to be translated into clinical practice.
- A £20m Global Clinical Development Fund dedicated to supporting early (phase I and II) clinical trials to transition potential new treatments towards their testing on people at the earliest opportunity (with due regard to safety and regulatory considerations).
Leading dementia charity launches landmark £100m campaign. London [Online]: Alzheimer’s Research UK, June 19th 2014.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 12, July 2014].