Latest statistics on dementia prevalence in England

Annual report brings together GP-level data on recorded dementia diagnoses.

The latest statistics on dementia prevalence in England have been published by NHS Digital.  Recorded Dementia Diagnoses 2016/17 uses information provided by general practices in England about the number of dementia diagnoses in their individual practice.

For each general practice included in this data collection, NHS Digital receives a count of the number of patients with a dementia diagnosis in their clinical record, as well as a count of the total number of registered patients at the practice.

Key Facts:

In 2016-17:

  • 422,000 people aged 65 and over in England have a recorded dementia diagnosis. This represents 1 in 23 people aged 65+ registered with a GP.
  • 1 in 5 women aged 90 or over have a recorded dementia diagnosis, the highest prevalence for any group.
  • There were 207,797 unique patients aged 65 and over admitted to hospital in an emergency with a diagnosis of dementia (provisional data).
  • Dementia is more common in people with learning disabilities, particularly for individuals with Down syndrome who appear to develop dementia at younger ages

The report also covers topics such as:

  • Dementia related emergency hospital admissions (England)
  • Dementia prevalence for patients with learning disabilities
  • Recorded dementia diagnoses by ethniticy and age
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