Alzheimer's Society releases figures on dementia diagnosis

New figures released by Alzheimer’s Society reveal wide variations in how many people are receiving a diagnosis of dementia in Britain.

Diagnosis rates range from 31.6 per cent in East Riding of Yorkshire to 75.5 per cent in Belfast.

There has been a 3 per cent increase in the number of people in the UK that have been diagnosed with dementia raising the number of people who now have a formal diagnosis to 46 per cent. However, there are thought to be another 428,000 in the UK (54 per cent people) who are living with the condition but who are not diagnosed.

Alzheimer’s Society has produced an interactive map which highlights the number of people who have a diagnosis of dementia in different Primary Care Trusts in the UK

See the Alzheimer's Society Website for full details.

FPoP: 21st Jan 2013 10:00:00


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