Government told to keep dementia funding in mind

THE Federal Government has been urged to inject $100 million more into efforts to combat dementia and provide care for those with the disease.

A submission from Alzheimer's Australia urges the government to build on its $200 million commitment from the last budget.

AA president Professor Graeme Samuel said dementia was the second leading cause of death in Australia and more than 342,000 people were affected.

The submission calls for funding to reduce the stigma of the disease, improve care for dementia patients and increase research.



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