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Statistics

Take a look at our infographic showing the key dementia statistics

  • By 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK.
  • There are 40,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
  • There are 25,000 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.
  • There will be 1 million people with dementia in the UK by 2025.
  • Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
  • The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every five-year age group.
  • One in six people aged 80 and over have dementia.
  • 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.
  • Delaying the onset of dementia by five years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year.
  • The financial cost of dementia to the UK is £26 billion per annum.
  • There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK.
  • Family carers of people with dementia save the UK £11 billion a year.
  • 80 per cent of people living in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problems.
  • Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
  • Only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive a diagnosis

Dementia 2013 infographic

View the data from our Dementia 2013 report as an infographic

Dementia 2013: The hidden voice of loneliness

Dementia 2013: The hidden voice of loneliness is Alzheimer’s Society’s second annual report looking at the quality of life for people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Alzheimer's Society position on demography

The number of people with dementia is steadily increasing. The Alzheimer’s Society believes that careful planning for the future is needed now to ensure that the right care and support is available. Click on the link above to read our demography policy.