A new report from the World Innovation Health Summit Dementia Forum 2015 has called for concerted action to tackle the global rise in dementia. The report, published today, outlines eight recommendations to help fight the condition, including taking action to reduce barriers to drug development, and measures to attract new investment for dementia research.
Hilary Evans, Director of External Affairs at Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, said:
“This welcome report underlines the enormous challenge posed by dementia and the urgent need to take action. In the UK 830,000 people are living with dementia, and as our population ages that number is expected to exceed 1m by 2025, yet we currently lack treatments capable of tackling the diseases that cause it. If we are to find ways of tackling diseases like Alzheimer’s and transform people’s lives, we must work together, increase investment and galvanise research efforts.”