Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
25 November 2015 10:06
David Cameron speaking at the first Global Dementia Legacy Event
The Government is set to pledge a further £150 million to help tackle the UK's growing dementia problem, according to reports.
The Prime Minister, who described the disease as "one of the greatest enemies of humanity", is vowing to step up the fight against it.
According to the reports, details about the funding will be announced during the Autumn Statement on Wednesday.
It is estimated that dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK, and medical experts have warned that the figure could double in the next 20 years.
For someone living with dementia, foreign travel can be beneficial to both them and their loved ones.
Alzheimer's travel insurance allows families to enjoy a holiday in the knowledge that they are covered should anything happen while they are away.
David Cameron says that for far too long dementia has been "ignored, downplayed or mistaken" as part of the ageing process.
Work has already begun to drive forward research into the condition.
In February, plans to open an international dementia institute in England within the next five years were unveiled by the Coalition Government.
Investment in dementia research has doubled since 2010, while hundreds of thousands of NHS staff and carers have undergone specialist training, the PM says in a statement in the Daily Telegraph.
He sees the dementia institute as "another great step" in the battle to "defeat this disease once and for all", bringing together cutting-edge research tools and expertise.
Three years ago, Mr Cameron launched the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia, pledging to make the UK a world leader in dementia care and research.
21 October 2016
A union is warning of travel chaos over the Christmas period at four major UK airports, unless a baggage carrier transfers staff to other companies.
20 October 2016
Thousands of passengers faced travel chaos yesterday after rail service through the Channel Tunnel was suspended because of a power failure.
19 October 2016
People planning holidays from Gatwick Airport in the run up to Christmas could face travel chaos as unions threaten to strike over a pension dispute.
18 October 2016
Eurostar has said it will cut 12 services from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels.
15 October 2016
Tourists in Thailand are being advised to "behave respectfully" and wear "sombre" clothing as the country mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
14 October 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned to buy currency in advance as exchange rates being offered are as little as 0.96 euro to the pound at airports.
13 October 2016
Scientists say there is strong evidence air pollution and vitamin D deficiency can cause dementia.
12 October 2016
More people are going on holiday than at any time in the past five years despite terror attacks and the impact of Brexit, according to a study.
11 October 2016
People from across North Carolina had to be rescued from their homes as the downgraded Hurricane Matthew blew out to sea - leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
04 October 2016
People travelling abroad is on the rise, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
08 October 2016
A hurricane pelting the coast of Florida and described as a 'monster' by a local official has brought chaos to the state, with flights cancelled, homes evacuated and theme parks shut.
07 October 2016
Low-cost airline easyJet says its profits will nosedive as terrorist attacks and air traffic control strikes are taking their toll on the company.