What David Cameron is saying is that dementia is alongside cancer one of the greatest threats to humanity.
– Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary
Today the Prime Minister will announce plans to encourage research into drugs to battle dementia. David Cameron will be speaking at an international summit at the Guildhall in London.
The PM is going to talk about a global fund for dementia, plans to make it easier for new dementia drugs to be used on patients and changes to companies who try and make money out of dementia drug patents.
We spoke to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who said "we have defeated diseases in the past".