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Alzheimer's Disease: Medical Treatments

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 133686, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on finding a cure to Alzheimer's disease.

Answered on

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.

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