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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses August 2019

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Official statistics
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Geographic coverage:
England
Geographical granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Regions
Date range:
Snapshot on 31 Aug 2019

Summary

We collect and publish data about people with dementia at each GP practice, so that the NHS (GPs and commissioners) can make informed choices about how to plan their services around their patients needs.

This publication includes the rate of dementia diagnosis. As not everyone with dementia has a formal diagnosis, this statistic compares the number of people thought to have dementia with the number of people diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

Key facts

Image for infographic Recorded dementia diagnosis rate
Recorded dementia diagnosis rate

477,604 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 August 2019,  a stable increase of 2,354 since 31 July 2019

Image for infographic Diagnosis rate in those aged 65 and over
Diagnosis rate in those aged 65 and over

68.8% of those aged over 65 estimated to have dementia, have a coded diagnosis of dementia. This is a stable increase from 68.7% in July 2019

Image for infographic Medication reviewing for people with a coded diagnosis of dementia
Medication reviewing for people with a coded diagnosis of dementia

In those with a coded diagnosis of dementia, 103,610 (21.6%) have had their medications reviewed by a GP in the preceding 12 months

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Last edited: 18 September 2019 11:25 am