New research posts

Alzheimer’s Society has teamed up with the government-funded National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to invest £7.5 million in 45 new post-doctoral posts in dementia research.

It is hoped that the investment will counter a recent decrease in the number of early career researchers in the field and ultimately improve care, diagnosis and treatment options for people living with the condition.

The Society said the new investment was just the start.  “The government must honour their promise to double dementia funding to help restore momentum in dementia research, following disruptions caused by the pandemic,” said Richard Oakley, associate director of research.