Most applications and authorisations relate to older people with dementia living in care homes.
- Dementia accounted for 53% of all applications in 2012/13, of which 59% were authorised.
- The study said the number of applications has increased every year since the measures were introduced in 2009, though the rate of increase in 2012/13 was smaller than previous years.
- There were 11,887 DoLS applications in 2012/13, a 4% increase on the 11,393 applications made in 2011/12.
- The number of authorisations also increased, with 6,546 authorisations granted compared to 6,339 in 2011/12.
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