Former Prime Minister David Cameron has been announced as the new president of Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Mr Cameron supported the cause throughout his time in office and dementia was one of his main priorities, having launched the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge in 2012. This started a drive to deliver major improvements in dementia care and research.
Mr Cameron has taken over from Lady Oslow who has stepped down, having supported the charity for many years. Mr Cameron has said he is “delighted” to be taking up this role at Alzheimer’s Research UK and that his is “committed to helping” the charity “transform the lives of those affected by this life-shattering condition”.
The presidency started with Mr Cameron taking a visit to the Alzheimer’s Research UK offices in Cambridge, followed by a tour of one of the charity’s three Drug Discovery Institutes (DDIs).
The chief executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, Hilary Evans, has welcomed Mr Cameron’s appointment saying that “David Cameron’s support of our work will help us continue our positive growth and further bolster our research efforts, through which we will end the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia”.