Facing down dementia

Last December a major meeting on the quest for a cure for dementia was held in London. It’s believed that this disease afflicts up to 44 million people around the world. That number is expected to triple by 2050.

David Cameron, the United Kingdom’s prime minister, said he hoped the 2013 conference, which was called by the UK, would mark the point when “the global fightback really started, not just in finding a cure for dementia, but also in preventing it, delaying it and, crucially, helping those with dementia to live well and with dignity” (“£122m to find dementia cure,” Heraldscotland.com, December 12, 2013).

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