Cameron states on Radio 4 that the UK will lead the world in finding a cure for dementia.

David Cameron announces on Radio 4’s You and Yours how the UK will lead the world in finding a cure for dementia.

David Cameron on Radio 4 promises money for dementia research

David Cameron on promises to find an effective treatment or cure for dementia by 2025. Last year Cameron pledged £300 million to find medicines to halt or cure the disease by 2025.

Professor John Hardy, from University College London, said he believed the target would be hit.

He said: “I would say I am optimistic for a disease modifying treatment. I think that’s realistic.

“This is one of the few David Cameron promises that I think is likely to be still on the road.”

He added: “I take statins every morning. One would not take statins for a stroke.

“You take statins to reduce your cholesterol, to make sure a stroke is less likely, but you don’t take it acutely during a stroke.

“It is possible that this type of analogy holds true in Alzheimer’s disease.”

Around 850,000 Brits have dementia – and there is currently no effective treatment although current medications can help to slow down the symptoms.

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