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Sir Jackie Stewart’s campaign to raise money for dementia research

Formula 1 racing legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, has launched a campaign to raise money for dementia research, and to find a cure.

Sir Jackie’s wife, Lady Helen, has been diagnosed with dementia, which lead Sir Jackie to start the charity Race Against Dementia.

Speaking to Neil Mitchell, Sir Jackie said the fight against dementia is a global challenge.

‘It costs more money to care for a dementia patient than it does for the combined total of cancer and heart disease.’

It’s estimated 45 million people suffer from dementia globally.

‘The great sadness about the whole thing is, there is no cure and even worse than that, there’s no preventive medicine for it currently’, he said.

Sir Jackie hopes to connect the best research talent from around the world, to find a breakthrough in dementia research.

‘I need this new generation of the real geniuses to break this new ground, to look at it in a completely different way, but they will need the tools.’

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