This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Cure for Alzheimer's - fundamental research needed.
Almost a million people in this country are suffering from the horrors of dementia and this number is rising. Treatment costs billions but there is NO cure; we can't even arrest the neurological decay! Professor Clive Ballard of the Alzheimer's Society says that there is "a pitiful lack of investment" in the necessary research to discover the biological mechanisms involved and develop effective treatment.
Public funding of research and development is skewed towards military projects: the military R&D spend is several times that of health. The government should progressively rebalance this spending in favour of peaceful research, not least to invest in our health.
This petition closed early because of a General Election