Dementia statistics in the UK
This article is short and sweet and shocking
- There are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and many more who are un-diagnosed
- The chances of developing dementia increases significantly with age with One in 14 people over the age of 65 having it and One in 6 over the age of 80
- It is more common in women than men ( perhaps that is because currently women live longer than men)
- Over 17,000 younger people (under 65 ) have dementia in the UK , this is known as early onset or young onset dementia.
If you are affected by dementia or know someone who is the National Dementia Helpline is there to help
0300 222 1122