Rise in Alzheimer’s and dementia deaths

Alzheimer’s and dementia now account for more than one in every 10 deaths in Scotland, double the rate of a decade ago | National Records of Scotland | via BBC News

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Data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) showed a 15.8% increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s in the final three months of 2017 compared with 2016. The number of deaths from dementia also rose by 12.3% over the same period. The NRS said the rise was in part due to more accurate recording of the data.

The figures continue a trend that emerged in data from the second quarter of 2017 and which revealed a 33.4% rise in deaths from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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