David Cameron has announced funding for research into dementia is to be more than doubled by 2015 in a bid to make Britain a world leader in the field.
The Prime Minister has declared that tackling the "national crisis" posed by the disease is one of his personal priorities.
Around 700-thousand people across the UK have been diagnosed with dementia.
But those numbers are expected to increase to 1 million in the next decade.
The costs associated with dementia are estimated to be 23 billion pounds.
Higher than those for cancer, heart disease or stroke.
The government now wants to more than double its funding for research from £26.6 million to £66 million by 2015.