MP supports PM’s plans for increased dementia research

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FYLDE MP, Mark Menzies, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement today in support of extra funding for research into dementia.

David Cameron wants to see the UK become a world leader in the field, helping to combat what he called the “quiet crisis, one that steals lives and tears at the hearts of families”.

The Prime Minister announced today that the research budget would be doubled to £66m by 2015; a step which Alzheimer’s Research UK have said could be a turning point in the battle to defeat dementia.

Mark Menzies MP said: “The Prime Minister’s message today represents a hugely welcome and necessary step to combating this terrible disease.

“Over 800,000 people across the UK suffer from Dementia, and we must do everything we can to support those affected.”

Mr Menzies has previously campaigned on supporting both those with the disease, as well as for their carers.

He said, “Having met many people across Fylde who are affected, either directly or indirectly, by this disease, I am extremely passionate about doing everything we can to support them.

“With an ageing population, this is a disease that is likely to affect many more families up and down the country in the years to come, so I am extremely pleased that this Government is doing everything it can to ensure Britain is at the very forefront in terms of Dementia research and care.”

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