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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.