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Outcome in dementia 

Outcome in dementia
Chapter:
Outcome in dementia
Source:
Dementia Care: A Practical Manual
Author(s):

Jonathan Waite

, Rowan H. Harwood

, Ian R. Morton

, and David J. Connelly

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199228829.003.0018

Outcome in dementia 400

Epidemiology 402

Prognosis and symptoms 404

Survival 406

There are currently nearly 700000 people in the UK with dementia.

This figure is forecast to increase to nearly 1 million by 2021 (38% rise) and 1.75 million by 2051 (150% rise).

Rates of increase of dementia are even higher in the developing world. Numbers in developed countries are forecast to increase by 100% between 2001 and 2040, but by more than 300% in India, China, south Asia, and the western Pacific region....

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