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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses - March 2019

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Snapshot on 31 Mar 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

470313 people had a coded diagnosis of dementia as of 31st March 2019.  68.7 per cent of the 661,074 aged over 65 estimated to have dementia have coded dementia diagnosis. 114,836 of those with a coded dementia diagnosis as at 31 March 2019, had a medication review in the preceding 12 months.


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Last edited: 29 July 2019 9:32 am