A political party offers people a direct and easy way to support research against age-related diseases – by giving their vote, or by becoming a member of the party (which is free).
Other ways of supporting research should also be undertaken, for example through foundations or associations. However, the development of effective treatments against age-related diseases will also be costly. For example, if we invest an additional 1% of the federal budget for the development of these therapies, this would amount to about 3 billion Euro per year. Such large funds would be difficult to obtain by other means such as donations. However, we must invest such amounts if we want to develop effective treatments in the foreseeable future.
The party offers everybody a free and easy way to support this kind of research by giving us their vote or by becoming a member.
Other ways to support this research should also be undertaken, like associations or charities. But the development of effective medicine against the diseases of old age will be very costly. If we would for example invest just an additional one percent of the federal government budget in the development of such medicine, that would be roughly an additional three billion Euro per year. Such an amount would be very hard to get through other ways like charities. But we have to invest such huge sums, if we want to develop this medicine in the near future.