Late-Onset Dementia in the UK: Estimates of Burden and the Potential Impact of Interventions (OHE / Alzheimers and Dementia)


The Office of Health Economics (OHE) has performed research to estimate the current and likely future burden of late-onset dementia in the UK, taking into account – so far as is possible – the appearance of future “interventions” which may or may not materialise.

Different scenarios are envisaged, optimistic and otherwise, but the bottom line appears to be that:

“ …by 2025 the disability adjusted life year (DALY) burden of dementia will have increased by 42% from the Global Disease Burden (GDB) 2010 estimate”.

The scope for an intervention to offset the projected increase of the burden of dementia (measured in DALYs) in the United Kingdom by 2025 appears to be low.

Full Text Link


New publication: The current and future burden of late-onset dementia in the UK: estimates and interventions. London [Online]: Office of Health Economics, May 10th 2016.

This relates to:

Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access).


Lewis, FI. [and] Torgerson, PR. (2016). The current and future burden of late-onset dementia in the United Kingdom: estimates and interventions. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: the journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. May 5th 2016. [Epub ahead of print]. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Commissioning, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Pharmacological Treatments, Quick Insights, Statistics, UK and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.