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Sharp rise in number of people diagnosed with dementia in the South East

New figures show a dramatic rise in the number of people diagnosed with dementia across the South East, according to NHS data.

The biggest increase is in Surrey Heath, where cases have risen by 129%.

508,000
people are currently on the dementia register for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

In 2012, the government launched an initiative to increase the diagnosis rates of dementia.

At the time, it was estimated only 40% of those living with the condition had been officially diagnosed.

Experts say the increase is also due to an ageing population.

NHS England says it is a priority to diagnose dementia earlier so people can receive correct treatment.

Dementia care costs the UK just under £35 billion per year.

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How many people have been diagnosed with dementia where you live?

The figures below show the number of people on the dementia register in April 2014, followed by the number in March 2019.

This is then followed by the percentage change between those dates.

The figures are split by Clinical Commissioning Group.

  • Ashford: 592 (2014), 944 (2019) - 59% increase
  • Aylesbury Vale: N/A
  • Berkshire West: N/A
  • Bracknell and Ascot: N/A
  • Brighton and Hove: 1411 (2014), 1980 (2019) - 40% increase
  • Buckinghamshire: N/A
  • Canterbury and Coastal: 1014 (2014), 2140 (2019) - 111% increase
  • Chiltern: N/A
  • Coastal West Sussex: 4359 (2014), 6176 (2019) - 42% increase
  • Crawley: 556 (2014), 835 (2019) - 50% increase
  • Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley: 785 (2014), 1705 (2019) - 117% increase
  • East Berkshire: N/A
  • East Surrey: 1190 (2014), 1531 (2019) - 29% increase
  • Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford: 1677 (2014), 2618 (2019) - 56% increase
  • Fareham and Gosport: 1126 (2014), 2008 (2019) - 78% increase
  • Guildford and Waverley: 1342 (2014), 1851 (2019) - 38% increase
  • Hastings and Rother: 1462 (2014), 2274 (2019) - 56% increase
  • High Weald Lewes Havens: 844 (2014), 1642 (2019) - 95% increase
  • Horsham and Mid Sussex: 1883 (2014), 2382 (2019) - 27% increase
  • Isle of Wight: 1014 (2014), 1822 (2019) - 80% increase
  • Medway: 1201 (2014), 1667 (2019) - 39% increase
  • Newbury and District: N/A
  • North and West Reading: N/A
  • North East Hampshire and Farnham: 965 (2014), 1811 (2019) - 88% increase
  • North Hampshire: 1257 (2014), 1656 (2019) - 32% increase
  • North West Surrey: 2025 (2014), 2982 (2019) - 47% increase
  • Oxfordshire: 3603 (2014), 5856 (2019) - 63% increase
  • Portsmouth: 1527 (2014), 1518 (2019) - 1% decrease
  • South Eastern Hampshire: 1747 (2014), 2469 (2019) - 41% increase
  • South Kent Coast: 1070 (2014), 2024 (2019) - 89% increase
  • South Reading: N/A
  • Southampton: 1530 (2014), 1631 (2019) - 7% increase
  • Surrey Downs: 1927 (2014), 2916 (2019) - 51% increase
  • Surrey Heath: 384 (2014), 880 (2019) - 129% increase
  • Swale: 615 (2014), 855 (2019) - 39% increase
  • Thanet: 894 (2014), 1330 (2019) - 49% increase
  • West Hampshire: 3612 (2014), 5543 (2019) - 53% increase
  • Kent: 2783 (2014), 3881 (2019) - 39% increase
  • Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: N/A
  • Wokingham: N/A