Statistical information on recorded dementia diagnosis rates (DDRs) continues to be published monthly by NHS Digital, formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
“68.7% of those aged over 65 estimated to have dementia, have a coded diagnosis of dementia. An increase from 68.5% in June 2019”.
Recorded dementia diagnoses, July 2019. [Online]: NHS Digital, August 13th 2019.
“475,250 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 July 2019, an increase of 2,842 since 30 June 2019”.
Antipsychotic Prescribing Statistics
“44,709 people (9.4%) with a coded diagnosis of dementia, have had a prescription for antipsychotic medication in the last six weeks”.