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Recorded Dementia Diagnoses - March 2020Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 16 Apr 2020
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
- Date Range:
- Snapshot on 31 Mar 2020
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 patient’s 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.
470,292 have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31st March 2020, a decrease of 960 since 29th February 2020
67.4% of those aged 65 or over estimated to have dementia have a coded diagnosis of dementia as at 31st March 2020. A decrease from 67.6% in February 2020
122,492 (26%) of those with a coded diagnosis of dementia at 31st March 2020 had their medication reviewed by a GP in the preceding 12 months