Report from Alzheimer's Disease International shows vital need for more research - Alzheimer's Society comment

Posted On: 
21st September 2018

On World Alzheimer's Day (Friday 21 September), the new World Alzheimer Report from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) highlights the urgent need for more research into care, cure and prevention.

We welcome this report from Alzheimer’s Disease International shining a spotlight on the heightened need for greater investment in dementia research. Of the top ten causes of death, dementia is the only one that we can’t cure, prevent or even slow down and too many people face it alone – day in, day out we hear stories from those affected which highlight the urgent need for improved diagnosis and more research.

 Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity to fund research into care, cure and prevention of dementia and is a founding funder of the UK Dementia Research Institute, which brings together the brains of six universities across the country with hundreds of world-leading researchers. It is only through research that we can understand what causes dementia, develop effective treatments, improve care – and, ultimately, find a cure.