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It's among the fastest growing diseases in the UK. But it's one of the slowest to get funding.
There are 850 thousand Dementia sufferers in the UK - but researchers from the University of Oxford have found the disease comes well down the pecking order for research funds after Cancer, coronary disease and strokes.
They say the price of social care costs for dementia is more than for the other three conditions combined. Many families have to bear the brunt of the cost. They are calling for research funding to keep up with the times.