Research that could take scientists a step closer to discovering the cause of Alzheimer's and a study on how to improve care for people with dementia in hospitals are two of nine projects made possible following a £1.5 million grant jointly from Alzheimer's Society and the Bupa Foundation.
Top scientists in the UK and Australia are being funded as part of an exciting new partnership between the two charities to boost research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dementia.
Professor Clive Ballard at Alzheimer's Society says, "One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. £1.5 million will enable us to move forward in our understanding of what causes this devastating condition. British scientists are at the forefront of dementia research despite the fact that in the UK dementia research receives eight times less funding than cancer. With the right investment dementia can be defeated.”
Private health insurance: News update: 10 September 2010