It is estimated that 19,000 people in Northern Ireland have the condition currently. The number of people in Northern Ireland with dementia is expected to double in the next 20 years.
This news item goes on to discuss adaptations to people’s homes which should make it possible to live independently at home for longer.
Connolly, ML. (2013). Number of NI dementia sufferers ‘to double in 20 years’. Northern Ireland: BBC Northern Ireland Health News, May 14th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].