Cameron hopes to tackle dementia

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt stated that a cure for dementia could be found within 12 year. He also urged that leading nations needed to increase the amount of cash spent fighting the disease in a bid to defeat it for good and would like a cure to be available by 2025.David Cameron promises to tackle dementia

The striking announcement came at the end of a global summit on dementia organised by David Cameron in his role chairing the G8 club of the world’s richest nations.

The PM claimed today was the day ‘the global fightback really started’. He said in the summit that this is disease steals lives, wrecks families and breaks hearts.If we are to beat dementia, we must also work globally, with nations, business and scientists from all over the world working together as we did with cancer, and with HIV and Aids. This is going to be a bigger and bigger issue, the key is to keep pushing.

In the NHS, the aim is to ensure that diagnosis rates rise from below half to more than two-thirds. Mr Hunt likened dementia to how cancer used to be. He said cancer funding for research only started pouring in once we stopped sweeping it under the carpet.

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