According to data from the Office for National Statistics, dementia is the second highest cause of death among women. The condition was listed as an underlying cause in one in 10 of 250,000 deaths in 2011. For men, dementia was the fifth most common cause of death, accounting for 5% of 235,000 deaths.
Dementia ‘second leading cause of deaths in women’. London: BBC Health News, November 6th 2012.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].