Dementia 2014 report 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

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