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.
- 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