Race Against Dementia

A global crisis

There are currently estimated to be 50 million people worldwide living with dementia.  This figure is expected to rise to 152 million by 2050, with one in three people born today expected to die with dementia.  Progress towards treatments for dementia has been achingly slow.  There are not yet any disease-modifying medicines available.  More research is urgently needed, and moreover we need to innovate to accelerate the pace of results.  

Race Against Dementia

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In 1991 Lol Pilfold, Chairman of the Lotus 7 Club of Great Britain, decided to adopt the Leukaemia Research Fund (now called Bloodwise) as the club charity after club member Steve Winterberg contracted leukaemia in August 1990.