TIME FOR A RANT.
So, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has allocated $21.5 million for dementia research in 2012-2013. For that same period the NHMRC provided funding of $162.4 million on cancer research; $93.6 million on cardiovascular disease research; $63 million on diabetes research; and $55.1 million on mental health research. This is despite dementia being the third leading cause of death in 2013, HAS NO CURE and that there are 1 700 new cases every week in Australia (equating to a diagnosis every 6 minutes).
It just really shits me.