To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on finding a cure to Alzheimer's disease.
13 January 2021
The Government is committed to supporting dementia research. Researchers in the United Kingdom are at the forefront of global efforts to find a cure or a disease-modifying treatment by 2025. The 2020 Dementia Challenge commitment to spend £300 million on dementia research over five years was delivered a year early, with £344 million spent over the four years to 31 March 2019. Our dementia research capability includes the £190 million UK Dementia Research Institute, the £43 million Dementias Platform UK supporting experimental medicine studies and the National Institute for Health Research Translational Collaboration – Dementia, which brings together industry, academia and charities to deliver research from which patients will benefit.