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SUMMIT OF AMBITION.

Byline: FIONA PHILLIPS ...because she cares

On Wednesday next week, world leaders will gather for the G8 Dementia Summit in an effort to form a joined-together strategy to take on the vile degenerative disease which affects millions of people around the world.

Research for a cure should be the single most important element for discussion. A joined-up commitment to proper funding is vital. If that's not top of the agenda, the suited-ones may as well not board their planes in the first place.

Thankfully, charities such as Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) have been working towards this for years.

On Wednesday, global traders at ICAP held their annual charity day, which I attended for ARUK, hoping their efforts would raise at least PS1million towards the search for an end to this dreadful disease.

On Wednesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has a duty to them, and to families affected by dementia, to pull something very big out of the bag.
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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 7, 2013
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