No one affected by dementia will ever be just a statistic. But the facts and figures about the impact of Alzheimer’s and other dementias make sobering reading.
Dementia affects 820,000 people in the UK. 25 million of the UK population have a close friend or family member with dementia. As well as the huge personal cost, dementia costs the UK economy £23 billion a year, more than cancer and heart disease combined. Despite these figures, dementia research is desperately underfunded.
For more dementia statistics please download our dementia statistics PDF.
We are working towards a future without dementia. You can help us get there.