Needs assessment for residential and nursing care for people with dementia to 2025
This is the current situation in the UK about dementia:
- dementia affects 5 per cent of the over 65s and 20 per cent of the over 80s
- the proportion of those with dementia doubles every five years
- some 70 per cent of care home clients have dementia.
Projected situation in the UK:
- By 2025 it is estimated there will be more than 1 million people with dementia and more than 1.7 million people by 2050.