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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses July 2019

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GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regions
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Snapshot on 31 Jul 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.

Key Facts

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Increase in Dementia Diagnoses

475,250 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 July 2019, an increase of 2,842 since 30 June 2019

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

68.7% of those aged over 65 estimated to have dementia, have a coded diagnosis of dementia. An increase from 68.5% in June 2019.

Image for infographic Prescription of Anti-psychotic Medication
Prescription of Anti-psychotic Medication

44,709 people (9.4%) with a coded diagnosis of dementia, have had a prescription for antipsychotic medication in the last six weeks. 


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Last edited: 12 August 2019 10:08 am