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Scientists on target with dementia cure or drug

Scientists are on target to develop a cure for dementia within the next 10 years, Alistair Burns, NHS England’s national clinical director for dementia has said.

He says he is confident there will be a cure for dementia, or at least a drug that will significantly slow down its progression, by 2025.

Professor Burns, 56, who was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, claims that advances in treatment will eventually catch up with those made in cancer care.

More people are already being diagnosed with the illness, with an extra 10,000 people every month being added to the dementia register. More....