Prevalence

Source: Dementia fact sheet December 2017; World Health Organisation

The number of people with dementia is expected to grow rapidly in the UK and around the globe.

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Human and financial impact

The economic impact of dementia is greater than cancer and heart disease combined.

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Source: Prince, M et al (2014) Dementia UK: Update Second Edition report produced by King’s College London and the London School of Economics for the Alzheimer’s Society

Health and social care

Source: Lakey, L (2009) Counting the cost: Caring for people with dementia on hospital wards published by the Alzheimer’s Society

People living with dementia often have other comorbidities and therefore have complex needs.

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Public perception

We need to increase awareness about dementia and the diseases that cause it.

Around 95% of all cases of dementia are due to Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia.
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Source: YouGov polling for Alzheimer’s Research UK 24th – 25th February 2016