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Dementia

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost of dementia to (a) the NHS and (b) social services departments for (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06. (92299)

No assessment has been made by the Department estimating the costs of dementia to the national health service and social service departments for 2004-05 and 2005-06.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what projections she has made of the number of people with dementia in England in (a) 2010, (b) 2020, (c) 2030, (d) 2040 and (e) 2050. (92300)

Projections can be made of the numbers of people with dementia in England. This is done by applying Office for National Statistics population projections to the data on the incidence and prevalence of dementia generated from research such as the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded cognitive function and ageing study (CFAS) for the United Kingdom and Alzheimer's Disease International's recent modelling of the global prevalence of dementia for western Europe.

The approximate figures in UK are shown in the following table.

Number of dementia sufferer

2001

600,000

2010

720,000

2020

860,000

2030

1,000,000

2040

1,200,000

2050

1,400,000