Friday, 23 September 2016

Dementia & Alzheimer's Awareness

When it comes to someone you love who has Dementia & Alzheimer's it can be really hard. 
Not many know much about the condition so I am going to share with you some facts about the condition. 

- There are 850,000 people in the UK with Dementia, of which 62% of these people have Alzheimer's.

- Nearly as twice as many women have Alzheimer's than men 

- The first signs are usually minor memory problems which worsen as the condition develops. 



- In 2015 more than 15 million caregivers provided 18.1 billion unpaid hours of care around the world

- Family carers save the UK £11 billion each year 

-The risk of  Alzheimer's increases with age if affects around 1 in 4 people of the age of 65 
and 1 in 6 over the age of 80. 

- Around 1 in 20 people between the ages of 40 and 65 are affected by Alzheimer's disease. 

- Only 44% of people with  Dementia or Alzheimer's in England, wales and Northern Ireland have a diagnosis. 

- World wide nearly 44 million have Alzheimer's or related  Dementia.


If you are a carer of someone with  Dementia or Alzheimer's you can read more information here.


*In collaboration with NRS Healthcare




4 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that is a high amount of people. My friends dad suffered with it before he died :(

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  2. I had no idea there were so many people in the UK with Dementia!
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  3. It is a devastating condition for sufferers and their family

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  4. Such a horrible condition and we all know someone whose family is affected

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