Just 1% makes breakthroughs possible
We asked the government to invest 1% of the economic cost of dementia in life-changing treatment.
The government has pledged to double current dementia research funding to over £160m per year, 0.6% of the annual economic cost of the condition to the UK. We’ve outlined our main priorities in our latest report and will continue to call on government to deliver this investment target and continue to increase funding even further.
People living with dementia in the UK
Informal carers in the UK
Annual cost to the UK economy
Government research investment in 2017/18
Years since the last drug treatment was made available
Why Just 1%
For MPs and Peers
How to support our call for greater and more sustainable investment to deliver a life-changing treatment for dementia.
Support for Just 1%
35,000 joined our petition
Our incredible supporters signed and shared Alzheimer’s Research UK’s petition for ‘Just 1%’ and prompted a response from the government.
A show of support at Number 10
With your help, we took the call for more dementia research funding to the Prime Minister’s office, increasing awareness of our petition and the campaign.
MPs raise the profile of dementia research
MPs taking part in a debate on dementia spoke out in support of research and increased funding in front of the Minister of State for Health and Social Care.
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