Media playback is unsupported on your device

David Cameron boosts aid to tackle dementia

19 June 2014 Last updated at 19:45 BST

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to increase funding for dementia research and to make new drugs more accessible, as part of a "big, bold global push" to beat the disease.

Speaking at a summit of experts in London, Mr Cameron described dementia as "one of the greatest enemies of humanity".

Earlier, Dr Dennis Gillings, the recently-appointed global dementia envoy, described progress on new research and treatments for the disease as "achingly slow".

Fergus Walsh reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.