UK hoping to lead the way in dementia fight
Article date: 10 October 2012
The UK is aiming to become a world leader in the field of dementia research and treatment.
As part of the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia, the government is bringing together leaders from the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors and showcasing the great facilities that are on offer to dementia researchers in the country.
Care and support minister Norman Lamb said: "The UK wants to be a world leader in dementia research, but only by international collaboration can we tackle the global challenge of this condition."
He added that dementia is a growing problem, with the number of sufferers in the UK set to almost double to 1.7 million by 2050.
The country's chief medical officer professor Dame Sally Davis explained that as the population ages, dementia is a challenge that cannot be backed away from.
People who want prompt access to the latest developments made by researchers could choose to make an investment in private health insurance.