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Charity reveals projects for elderly funded during 2008

Charity reveals projects for elderly funded during 2008
19th December 2008

Research into Ageing, a trust which operates within Help the Aged, is celebrating the generosity of donators who have helped it raise and redistribute £3 million to projects across the country.

The organisation has funded 19 organisations in the UK with the money, with funds directed at research institutions which hope to investigate the ageing process and conditions which the elderly can be affected by, with the Disconnected Mind - a dementia charity - receiving £1 million.

Director-general of Help the Aged Mike Lake said that contributions were vital to the support of elderly people, with preliminary results of the Disconnected Mind project showing positive results from the initial investment.

He continued: "Despite the numbers of people with dementia set to double within a generation, the amount invested in dementia research is just three per cent of the sum that the country invests in cancer research."

The charity became officially independent in 1973, topping the £1 million mark for income two years previously.

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