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2009 Retired Members' Conference
10 June 2009
Carried as Amended

One million people will develop dementia in the next ten years. One in three people over the age of 65 will die from dementia, but it can happen at any age.

Drugs may alleviate some symptoms but dementia can be defeated. For every £283 invested in cancer research dementia gets only £11!

Conference therefore instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee and calls on the National Executive Council in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Society and other similar organisations to campaign to get the Government to immediately increase funding for dementia research.

Thereby help the lives of those affected today and reduce the threat to the NHS inherent in the future increase of this disease.