Recorded diagnosis of dementia in England increases by 62% since 2006

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 31 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4911
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

The number of people with a diagnosis of dementia in England has risen by 62% in the past seven years, from 213 000 in 2006-07 to 344 000 in 2013-14, figures have shown.

From 2012-13 to 2013-14 dementia was diagnosed in an additional 25 000 people (up from 319 000 to 344 000—a rise of 7.8%), provisional figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed.

This was the centre’s first stand-alone report on the numbers of patients registered with GP practices in England who had a recorded diagnosis of dementia.1 It was produced to help monitor progress towards objectives, including the Department of Health’s aim …

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