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Dementia Facts

  • Dementia is an umbrella term. It describes a wide set of symptoms including memory loss, mood changes, and problems with communication. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe.
  • There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK.
  • There will be over a million people by 2025 and over 2 million by 2051.
  • 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes.
  • Dementia currently costs the UK over £26 billion each year.
  • One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.
  • More than 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK are affected.