Dementia cases are higher than ever, according to new figures

Dementia cases are higher than ever, according to new figures

SNS figures show that a formal diagnosis of dementia in England has been made by nearly 454,000 people aged 65 years and older.

This is an increase of 7% over the last three years and an overall record of diagnoses.

The rise in cases of condition is said to be declining due to an aging population, an NHS spokesman said.

This worked with driving to detect the disease earlier and both of them are contributing to the rise in people with dementia.

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According to UK Alzheimer's Research, half of UK adults cannot detect key risk factors.

Factors that cannot be changed include: age, genetics, gender and ethnicity.

But, according to Alzheimer's Society, there are a large number of variable risk factors, including smoking, physical activity, traumatic head injury, diet, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and poor childhood education.

Dementia is the main cause of death in Britain. The care of dementia patients costs about £ 26 billion every year on the country, according to Alzheimer's Research UK.

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It is estimated that there are approximately 220,000 people living with dementia in the UK who have not yet received a formal diagnosis.

While the percentage of people diagnosed has increased, in some cases this increase can be said to be positive as so many people have access to the support required.

It is hoped that one third of people will need to care for someone with dementia at some point in their lives, and the support available can also benefit carers.

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There are some early signs of dementia to look after, although there is no cure for the condition at present.

A recent study found that people who have difficulty managing money may be at greater risk.

Other early risk factors include: difficulty remembering recent events, reduced concentration and inability to carry out daily tasks.

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