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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses June 2019

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Snapshot on 30 Jun 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

As of June 2019:

Image for infographic Increase in Dementia Diagnoses
Increase in Dementia Diagnoses

472,408 people have a coded diagnosis of dementia, an increase of 2,174 since May 2019 (470,234)

Image for infographic Medication Review by a GP Practice Within a 12 Month Period
Medication Review by a GP Practice Within a 12 Month Period

22% of those with a recorded dementia diagnosis have received a medication review by a GP practice within the last 12 months

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

9.4% of patients with a recorded diagnosis of dementia had a prescription of anti-psychotic medication in the preceding 6 weeks, up from 9.3% in May 2019

Source: NHS Digital


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Last edited: 14 October 2019 10:31 am