Tackling the pressure on society

Tackling the increasing pressure of dementia on society must be made a political priority in the next general election campaign, Alzheimer’s Research UK has said.  Calling for manifesto pledges to tackle “completely unacceptably diagnosis rates,” the charity says that one in three people never receive a diagnosis and could be unable to access life-changing treatments now in the pipeline.  “We’re calling on all parties to ensure dementia does not remain a death sentence for those it touches,” said executive director of policy and communications Samantha Benham-Hermetz.  “This isn’t about winning over voters with warm words. It’s about committing to tangible actions that will ensure we have a future where there is a cure for dementia, and where people can be free from the fear and heartbreak of this devastating condition.”  A general election must be held by January 2025.