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Alzheimer's Disease

Department of Health written question – answered on 4th June 2015.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people suffered from Alzheimer's disease in the last year for which figures are available; and what the cost of their medication was.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not collect information on the incidence of people with Alzheimer’s disease who have or not had a diagnosis or the cost of the medication.

However, it is estimated that in England, around 676,000 people have dementia, of which around 60 per cent have Alzheimer’s disease.[1]

[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/414344/pm-dementia2020.pdf

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