Dementia

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people living with dementia are aged over 75.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

NHS Digital collects data on the number of people in England who are recorded as having Dementia aged 75 and over.

Figures from NHS Digital show that there are 400,221 people aged 75 and over living with a diagnosis of dementia in England.

The data is available at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/recorded-dementia-diagnoses/june-2019

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