Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called for increased investment in Alzheimer’s research projects.
Martina Anderson said:
“I was pleased to accept the invitation recently to join the Alzheimer’s Alliance at the European Parliament. As someone with first-hand knowledge of what it is like to care for a family member – my mother who is sufferer of this debilitating condition - I appreciate the work of the Alliance in bringing a focus to bear on its widespread occurrence.
“As a member of the Committee dealing with Public Health at the EU Parliament I will take every opportunity to highlight the needs of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and the predicament that those caring for them find themselves in. Conditions such as Alzheimer's do not recognise borders therefore there is an onus on Europe to provide leadership in research development. I believe that Regional governments could also do much more. I will be doing all that I can to encourage the EU to do more to help in the search for an appropriate treatment and cure.”