Recorded Dementia Diagnoses August 2019Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 12 Sep 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Regions
- Date Range:
- Snapshot on 31 Aug 2019
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.
477,604 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 August 2019, a stable increase of 2,354 since 31 July 2019
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
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