Monday, 16 December 2013

Liberal Democrats On Dementia

The Government has unveiled hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in life sciences as a special G8 summit in London agrees a landmark international deal on tackling dementia. We will also announce that the UK has now attracted £2bn of investment in life sciences since the launch of the Government’s strategy two years ago.

Over the past two years we’ve seen £2bn invested in this country’s life sciences industry. This will mean more jobs and growth, but also more research and greater progress on beating dementia. It’s a huge sign of confidence, but there is still more to do.

That’s why the Government will double its funding into dementia research by 2025, continue to attract more private sector investment – GlaxoSmithKline is set to announce £200m of investments including creating a centre of excellence in pharma manufacturing technology – and is helping set up the world’s largest research collaboration into dementia by allowing teams across the UK to share and benefit from each other’s data.

It’s only by working globally, with nations, business and scientists from all over the world – working together as we did with cancer, and with HIV and AIDS – that we can beat dementia.