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This week the DPUK executive team were thrilled to visit Downing Street to join a meeting focused on speeding up dementia research as part of the Dame Barbara Windsor Dementia Mission.

The mission was launched in August 2022 with the government committing to doubling dementia research funding to £160 million by 2025. 

DPUK Director John Gallacher (PhD AFBPsS CPsychol FFPH) and DPUK Associate Directors Vanessa Raymont and James Rowe came together alongside charities, investors, industry and people living with or caring for those with dementia to accelerate efforts to tackle the disease.   

Obtaining and using complex data, speeding up clinical trials and the importance of biomarkers all support the mission to develop innovative research tools to tackle dementia.

The mission provides a great opportunity for the UK to build at pace and scale and deliver meaningful change for people living with or at risk of this cruel disease.


Larry, the Number 10 cat was clearly camera shy.