• There are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK.

  • There are over 17,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.

  • There are over 25,000 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.

  • There will be over a million people with dementia by 2021.

  • Two thirds of people with dementia are women.

  • The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every 5 year age group.

  • One third of people over 95 have dementia.

  • 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia.

  • Delaying the onset of dementia by 5 years would reduce deaths directly attributable to dementia by 30,000 a year.

  • The financial cost of dementia to the UK will be over £23 billion in 2012.

  • There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia in the UK

  • Family carers of people with dementia save the UK over £8 billion a year.

  • 80% of people living in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problems.

  • Two thirds of people with dementia live in the community while one third live in a care home.

  • Only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive a diagnosis

(Source: Alzheimer's Society Dementia 2014 Report)