Recorded Dementia Diagnoses July 2019
This is part of Recorded Dementia DiagnosesOfficial statistics
- Publication date:
- 13 Aug 2019
- Geographic coverage:
- Geographical granularity:
- GP practices, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Regions
- Date range:
- 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.
475,250 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31 July 2019, an increase of 2,842 since 30 June 2019
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.
44,709 people (9.4%) with a coded diagnosis of dementia, have had a prescription for antipsychotic medication in the last six weeks.