The Alzheimer's Society reveals some surprising facts about dementia care

Somerset County Gazette: Eight surprising facts about dementia care Eight surprising facts about dementia care

Here are eight things you didn't know about dementia and dementia care:

  • 665,065 people in England have been diagnosed with dementia.
  • Expect this to increase by 25% in the next ten years.
  • Two-thirds of those diagnosed are women.
  • One in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia.
  • One in six people over the age of 80 have dementia.
  • One in three people with dementia live on their own.
  • 62% of those people say they feel lonely.
  • £8bn of care is provided free of charge by family members to people with dementia.

SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Society

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