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.
Human and financial impact
The economic impact of dementia is similar to cancer, and greater than heart disease and stroke.
Source: Luengo-Fernandez, R. & Landeiro, F. (in preparation). The Economic Burden of Dementia in the UK.
Only a third of people know they can do something to reduce their risk of dementia, by taking care of their brain health.
Think Brain Health check-in – ARUK.
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.
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