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Living with Dementia in the UK

Posted Jan 16 2013 9:15am

The number of people living with dementia in the UK is increasing as it is worldwide. In the U.S., we’ve witnessed a 35% increase in the last dozen years–from 4 million to 5.4 million.

Steps are being taken in the UK to raise awareness of dementia.

Hallmark Care Homes collated key statistics about dementia into an infographic. Clicking on the full-size infographic image below the “Highlights” will take you to the Hallmark Care Homes website.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 163,000 cases of dementia are diagnosed in England and Wales each year.
  • £50 million ($80.5 million US) is invested each year into dementia research annually by the government and charities.
  • 50% of the cost of dementia in the UK is met by unpaid carers.
  • By 2025, 1 million people will be diagnosed with dementia.

TCV Editor’s Note: The population of the UK in 2011 was 63 million. By comparison, the population in the U.S. is just under 312 million according to 2011 census figures. Keep in mind, the UK is 20% of the U.S. population, when you try to get a better understanding of The Dementia Challenge in the UK relative to the U.S.

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