Statistics updated

Alzheimer’s Society has updated its estimate of the number of people in the UK with dementia to 900,000 aged over 65.  It revises the previous figure of 850,000, which dates back to 2014, and takes into account “excess deaths” of people with dementia during the pandemic.  The new figure of 900,000 is based on modelling done by the LSE in 2019 but subtracts a number for excess deaths, thought to be more than 25,000 during 2020.  The Society said data was too sparse to include an estimate for the numbers of people with dementia under 65 and that there was an urgent need for more research in this area.