David Cameron has attended an international conference where he pushed for urgent research to find effective treatments against dementia. He told the attendees that 40 million people worldwide now have the disease and this is set to double every 20 years, unless scientists find a way to slow and/or prevent the decline in brain function.
“The truth is that dementia now stands alongside cancer as one of the greatest enemies of humanity,” the Prime Minister said.
“We have to fight to cure it. I know some people will say that it’s not possible, but we have seen with cancer what medicine can achieve.
“We need to join up the dots and create a big, bold global push to beat this.”
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