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Dementia breakthrough needed

11th March 2013

The actor James Nesbitt has called for scientists to find "a breakthrough" in the treatment of dementia.

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The Cold Feet actor, whose mother suffered from Alzheimer's disease, spoke before his appearance at the Alzheimer's Research UK conference in Belfast.

He said: "We have to get behind the scientists and push for a dementia breakthrough. It could be that we fear dementia out of a sense of hopelessness, but there is hope and it rests in the hands of our scientists."

"With the right backing, we can beat these diseases, but the money is a long way behind – we can all help close the gap."

 

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