Although this was posted by the Alzheimer’s Association, it brings news of good things happening for all forms of dementia, including FTD, Finally, governments are beginning to sit up and take notice!
Earlier this month the Alzheimer’s Association President and CEO, Harry Johns, participate in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kindom where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer’s and dementia crisis cannot be ignored. All of the G8 countries committed to the goal of identifying disease-modifying therapies or a cure for dementia by 2025, similar to the goal laid out in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s in the United States. The Summit participants also agreed to “increase collectively and significantly the amount of funding for dementia research to reach that goal.”
It was clear that all nations must collectively confront the human and economic costs, and take advantage of the scientific opportunities that hold promise for better diagnosis, treatment and prevention. “The G8 Dementia Summit was an unprecedented opportunity to advance progress internationally — to make Alzheimer’s and dementia research a global priority and to promote increased global collaboration. Now we…
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