G8 Dementia Summit: Dementia takes centre stage
Ahead of the G8 Dementia Summit in London this week (11 December), Professor Simon Lovestone, Institute of Psychiatry, sets out what he hopes the Summit will achieve, the challenges of developing new therapies for dementia, and the real possibilities of one day preventing this devastating disease.
Figures released last week reveal that by 2050, there will be 135 million people worldwide with dementia. The Summit will bring together Health Ministers from across the G8, the private sector and key international institutions to advance thinking on dementia research and identify opportunities for more international collaboration, with the ultimate aim of improving life and care for people with dementia and their families.
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