Dementia accounts for 15 per cent of deaths in England
Published 10 November 2010
Dementia accounts for approximately 15 per cent of all deaths in England according to a report published by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN).
Alzheimer's Society comment:
'The research shows that a staggering 15 per cent of deaths are attributable to dementia but this is actually the tip of the iceberg - we know that 1 in 3 people over 65 will die with dementia and we need death certificates to reflect this.'Research from the National Audit Office found that the UK is in the bottom third of Europe when it comes to dementia care. This is disgraceful. Dementia training must be provided to all care home and hospital staff to ensure people receive quality care from diagnosis to end of life.'
Interim Chief Executive
Research Reference: National End of Life Care Intelligence Network: Deaths from Alzheimer's disease, dementia and senility in England.