What we Know about Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia.
In less than 10 years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to 2 million people by 2051
225,000 will develop dementia this year - that's one every 3 minutes
Dementis is an umbrella term which describes a set of symptons that may include memory loss, mood changes and problems with communicating and reasoning. The symptons of dementia occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form. of dementia, other types include: vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies
Dementia costs the UK economy over £26 billion per year. This is the equivalent of more than £30,000 per person with dementia.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia support and research charity. It looks at the cause, cure and prevention of all types of dementia and has committed to spend at least £100 million on research over the next decade.