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Dementia: Research

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 58846, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make the UK the world leader in dementia research.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

25 October 2021

The United Kingdom has a number of world leading organisations focused on dementia research including the UK Dementia Research Institute, which focuses on basic and translation science, the National Institute for Health Research’s Dementia Translational Research Collaboration which delivers world-leading research translating advances in discovery science into the clinic and Join Dementia Research, to increase participation in research. The Department is a founding partner of the international Dementia Discovery Fund, supported by £250 million of venture capital backing commercial ventures trying innovative new approaches to dementia. We will be setting out our plans for dementia research in England in future years in due course.

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