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Dementia 'losing out' to cancer in funding stakes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:03 am 
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Dementia now costs the UK economy twice as much as cancer but gets a fraction of the funding to find causes and cures, a report seen by the BBC shows.

For every one pound spent on dementia research, 12 times that sum goes on investigating cancer, figures from the Alzheimer's Research Trust indicate.

Bridging this gap is urgent, it says, particularly given the numbers with dementia are much higher than thought.

With 821,884 sufferers, dementia costs the UK £23bn annually, the report says. more


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