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G8 Dementia Summit

Health written statement – made on 11th December 2013.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt The Secretary of State for Health

A Health Ministers summit of the Group of Eight was held in London today. The summit identified and agreed a new international approach to dementia research, to help break down barriers within and between companies, researchers and clinicians and secure a new level of co-operation needed to reach shared goals faster than nations acting alone. The following items were on the agenda for discussion:

Pre-summit briefing on the UK Prime Ministers Dementia Challenge

The UK presented to the meeting on the UK Prime Minister’s dementia challenge which includes dementia friendly communities, health and care and research.

Ministers and European Commissions Prepared Statements

Statements were made by Canada, France, Germany and Italy. These were followed by statements from Japan, Russia, UK, United States and the EU.

Improving Life and Care for People Affected by Dementia and their Carers

The meeting held an exchange of views on the action that can be taken to provide better and more concrete measures for improving services and support for people with dementia and their carers.

Preventing and Delaying Dementia

The meeting held an exchange of views on the action that can be taken to stimulate greater investment and innovation in dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

Social Adaptation to Global Ageing and Dementia

The meeting held an exchange of views on the action necessary to adapt to ageing society and to reduce the impact of dementia.

As part of the agreement reached, countries have agreed to:

set an ambition to identify a cure or a disease-modifying therapy for dementia by 2025—backed by a commitment to together significantly increase the amount spent on dementia research and increase the number of people involved in clinical trials and studies on dementia; a new global envoy for dementia innovation, following in the footsteps of global envoys on HIV and Aids and on climate change—the global envoy will bring together international expertise to stimulate innovation and co-ordinate international efforts to attract new sources of finance, including exploring the possibility of a new private and philanthropic fund to support global dementia innovation; develop an international action plan for research—in particular to identify current gaps and how to fill them; share information and data from dementia research studies across the G8 countries to work together and get the best return on investment in research; and encourage open access to all publicly-funded dementia research to make data and results available for further research as quickly as possible

A copy of the declaration and communiqué has been placed in the Library. Copies are available to hon. Members from the Vote Office and to noble Lords from the Printed Paper Office.


John Hall
Posted on 12 Dec 2013 12:03 pm (Report this annotation)

The Dementia cause has been known for 10 years because of Epidemiological research reports carried out by world leading Scientists.
The reason this information has and is being stifled
concerns the increasing air pollution toxins PM2.5
and smaller Particulates and Nitrogen Dioxides both created by traffic volumes and the resultant congestion.

The substantiated fact that this is occurring has caused Governments and certainly UK Governments to
harness knowledge on the other serious diseases also attributed to these toxins which are also linked to the 50,000 Uk annual deaths which are related to these dangerous toxins which degenerate human organs.
These facts are conclusive but the public is denied the true facts which cannot be discredited.
Collateral deaths in the pursuit of maintaining power
is not incorrect but the Media,Politicians and Health Authorities prefer you do not know the facts.