Care Services Minister Paul Burstow
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Care Services Minister: Dementia to be 'national priority'

Funding for research into dementia is to be more than doubled to £66m by 2015 to try to make the UK a world leader in the field.

Prime Minister David Cameron is promising the money to tackle what he says is the national crisis posed by the condition.

Care Services Minister Paul Burstow said working towards an earlier diagnosis for dementia would be a priority.

Dementia: A family's story

  • 26 Mar 2012
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