In the UK there are:
- currently 800,000 people with dementia
- over 17,000 younger people with dementia
- over 11,500 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups
- Two thirds of people with dementia are women
- The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every 5 year age group
- One third of people over 95 have dementia
- 60,000 deaths a year are directly caused by dementia
- Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce dementia deaths by 30,000 a year
- There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK
- 64% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia
- Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home
- Only 43% of people in the UK get a diagnosis
The Alzheimer's Society also warns there will be than a million people with dementia by 2021. Already the cost of dementia to the UK is £23 billion this year alone. Family carers of people with dementia save the UK over £8 billion a year.
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