Global action against dementia
The ambition to find a cure or a disease modifying therapy for dementia by 2025 is just one of the commitments to emerge in a declaration released by the G8 Dementia Summit held in London. To help towards this goal there is also a commitment to significantly increase the amount of funding put aside for dementia research.
The declaration, signed by G8 Health Ministers from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia, also called for improvements in the quality of life for people with dementia including for their carers while reducing the emotional and financial burden. A global Dementia Innovation Envoy, proposed by the UK, will be appointed to stimulate innovation and co-ordinate international efforts including funding.
The full declaration can be read here.