Facts and figures

We thought that it would be helpful if we provided you with some useful statistics about dementia in the UK. The number of people in the UK with dementia is expected to soar to 1.7 million over the next two decades.

Did you know that
There are currently 700,000 people with dementia in the UK.
There are currently 15,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
There are over 11,500 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.
There will be over a million people with dementia by 2025.
Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every 5 year age group.
One third of people over 95 have dementia.
60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.
Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year.
The financial cost of dementia to the UK is over £17 billion a year.
Family carers of people with dementia save the UK over £6 billion a year.
64% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia.
Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.
Dementia can occur at any time
40-64 years: 1 in 1400
65-69 years: 1 in 100
70-79 years: 1 in 25
80+ years: 1 in 6
There are at least 100 different types of dementia but here are the major seven
Alzheimer’s disease (AD): 62%
Vascular dementia (VaD): 17%
Mixed dementia (AD and VaD): 10%
Dementia with Lewy bodies: 4%
Frontal-temporal dementia: 2%
Parkinson’s dementia: 2%
Other dementias: 3%

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