Dementia Statistics in the UK

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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 ┬áis 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

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

1 Comment

  1. Great subject line, wonderful alliteration – does justice for a truly shocking report.

    Caron, thank you for the wake-up call!

    Robert

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