Thank you for contacting me concerning the effects of dementia. I promise you that I will continue to be a strong advocate in parliament and with the Government for those with dementia and those who support them.
I was proud to stand on a manifesto that committed to doubling dementia research funding and finding a cure for dementia. In memory of the late Dame Barbara Windsor, the Government launched a new mission in 2022 to put this into practice. Research funding for dementia will rise to a total of £160 million a year by 2024, with an additional £95 million being provided to increase clinical trials and research projects.
The Government has announced its intention to develop and publish a Major Conditions Strategy. The strategy will set out a strong and coherent policy agenda that sets out a shift to integrated, whole-person care. Interventions set out in the strategy will aim to alleviate pressure on the health system, as well as support the Government’s objective to increase healthy life expectancy and reduce ill-health related labour market inactivity. Dementia is one of the six major conditions included in the strategy.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.
With best wishes,
Jonathan Lord MP
Member of Parliament for Woking