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Dementia: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 144985, tabled on 28 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the funding allocated to dementia research.

Answered on

3 February 2021

The Government’s Challenge on Dementia 2020 contained the commitment to spend £300 million on dementia research over the five years to March 2020. This commitment was delivered a year early with £344 million spent on dementia research over the four years to 31 March 2019. We are currently working on ways to significantly boost further research on dementia at all stages on the translation pathway including medical and care interventions.