Dementia profile: April 2020 data update

Updated statistics on dementia prevalence, care and mortality, at the national and subnational geographical areas in England | Public Health England

In total 41 indicators have been updated in the dementia profile. Data  being used covers the financial year 2018 to 2019 or calendar year 2018, unless stated otherwise.

This release includes one new indicator added to the living well domain called ‘Dementia: Prescriptions of anti-psychotic medication in the last 6 weeks for patients with dementia and no diagnosis of psychosis’.

To accompany the refresh of the dementia profile there is a statistical commentary, which highlights key findings.

These findings include:

  • prevalence of dementia in the under 65 age group has reduced significantly from 3.4 per 10,000 in 2018 to 3.2 per 10,000 in 2019 although there has been no significant change in all age prevalence
  • the Care Quality Commission (CQC) quality ratings for residential care and nursing home beds rated as good or better has also increased significantly from 68.6% in 2018 to 73.0% in 2019
  • short stay emergency admissions as a proportion of all emergency admissions of people with dementia aged 65 years and over has continued to rise. This proportion has increased significantly from 30.9% in financial year ending 2018 to 32.4% in financial year ending 2019
  • the proportion of people with dementia dying at home has continued to increase with a significant rise from 9.9% in 2017 to 10.4% in 2018
  • the proportion of people with dementia dying in hospital has continued to decrease with a significant reduction from 30.4% in 2017 to 29.8% in 2018

Full detail: Dementia profile: April 2020 data update

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