Disease costs more than cancer and heart disease combined but receives a fraction of research fundingBritain's dementia crisis is worse than feared and costs Britain £23bn a year – more than cancer and heart disease combined – but receives a fraction of the funding, according to a study published today.The number of people with dementia, at 822,000, is 17% higher than has previously been estimated and will pass the 1 million mark before 2025, the Oxford university study has found.Researchers calculated that for every pound spent on dementia studies, £12 is spent on investigating cancer and £3 on heart disease. They said the ageing population was largely behind the rise in dementia and public attitude contributed to the relative lack of research funding."People do consider dementia as an inevitable part of getting old. People who reach the age of 65 have a one in three chance of having dementia before...
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