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Dementia statistics

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 over 830,000 people in the UK. Around 23 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.

We are working towards a future without dementia. You can help us get there.

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