Dementia Statistics (Alzheimer’s Research UK)


This web page, from Alzheimer’s Research UK (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Research Trust), provides a simple, compelling and interactive graphical presentation of key dementia statistics. It covers:

  1. Dementia cases in the UK.
  2. Diagnosed and undiagnosed cases of dementia in the UK.
  3. Economic costs of dementia.
  4. How the costs of dementia are met.
  5. The annual cost of one dementia patient.
  6. Annual investment in research, from the UK Government and Charities.


“Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK. 25 million of the UK population have a close friend or family member with dementia. As well as the huge personal cost, dementia costs the UK economy £23 billion a year, more than cancer and heart disease combined. Despite these figures, dementia research is desperately underfunded”.

For people who prefer having these dementia statistics in a non-interactive, traditional print, format there is also a PDF available.

Read more: Dementia Statistics (Alzheimer’s Research Trust).

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Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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