The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia, is undertaking an inquiry into dementia research in the UK and the Government’s commitment to implement a ‘Dementia Moonshot’. The inquiry will examine the current state of dementia research in the UK, how this compares internationally and how the pandemic has impacted the research field. The inquiry will also consider what support the Government can give to the sector – including the realisation of their commitment to double dementia research funding to £160m per year – and how this money can be best spent to ensure that the UK is a world leader in dementia research.
Last week the enquiry received information from various people including Jane Ward, Alzheimer’s Society Volunteer, David Thomas from Alzheimer’s Research UK, Professor Martin Rossor, NIHR National Director for Dementia Research and Professor Bart De Strooper, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute.Watch the recording of last weeks session here on the Alzheimer’s Society Website
The next session takes place at 1.40pm BST on the 29th April, this will be on care research and early detection, and includes Fiona Carragher from Alzheimer’s Society, Prof Dame Louise Robinson from Newcastle University, Prof David Sharpe from the UK Dementia Research Institute and Prof John O’Brien from University of Cambridge.Register to Watch Session 2 – Early Detection & Improving Care / 29th April 1.40pm BST