Dementia in the UK
The NHS reports that Dementia is a growing challenge. As the population ages and people live for longer, it has become one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have Dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with Dementia is estimated at 850,000.
Dementia mainly affects older people, and after the age of 65, the likelihood of developing Dementia roughly doubles every five years. However, for some Dementia can develop earlier, presenting different issues for the person affected, their carer and their family.
There are around 540,000 carers of people with Dementia in England. It is estimated that one in three people will care for a person with Dementia in their lifetime. Half of them are employed and it’s thought that some 66,000 people have already cut their working hours to care for a family member, whilst 50,000 people have left work altogether.
There is a considerable economic cost associated with the disease estimated at £23 billion a year, which is predicted to triple by 2040. This is more than the cost of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
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