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Alastair Gray of the Health Economics Research Centre at Oxford University said more needed to be done: ‘Research into the treatment and prevention of dementia remains under-funded when compared with the economic and personal impact these conditions have.’

Dementia gets 13 times less for research than cancer

Dementia gets 13 times less for research than cancer Daily Telegraph, 14/04/2015, p. 11, Sarah Knapton

Dementia research is given 13 times less funding than cancer even though the cost to society is far greater, Oxford University has found. Academics at Oxford said the disparity may be driven by ageism and the belief that diseases such as Alzheimer’s are an inevitable part of getting older. While accepting that the government has made substantial changes, Professor Alastair Gray of the Health Economics Research Centre at Oxford University said more needed to be done. ‘Research into the treatment and prevention of dementia remains under-funded when compared with the economic and personal impact these conditions have,’ said Professor Gray.

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Dementia needs more cash to avert care crisis, doctors warn The Times, 14/04/2015, p.2, Kat Lay

Stroke and dementia studies ‘lack cash’ The Guardian, 14/04/2015, p. 11, James Meikle

Dementia research disgrace Daily Mail, 14/04/2015, p. 6, Jenny Hope

Dementia research is underfunded i, 14/04/2015, p. 2

Too little cash for dementia fight says study Daily Express, 14/04/2015, p. 8, Mark Reynolds

Dementia and stroke funds ‘too low’ Herald Scotland online, 14/04/2015, via Press Association