Response to the government’s pledge to double the funding for research into dementia

Release Date: 26 March 2012

Source: Mental Health Foundation

Country: United Kingdom

Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive at the Mental Health Foundation responds to the government’s pledge to double the funding for research into dementia:

“We welcome the government’s pledge to double the funding for research into dementia.

We feel that the funding should be divided between basic research, applied research on managing the condition better and research on the determinants which will hopefully lead to prevention strategies.

It is also crucial that the existing research on the determinants of dementia is properly disseminated as it seems that the general public and practitioners lack knowledge on that matter.”