New Report Predicts Soaring Cost of Dementia
FEBRUARY 27, 2007
According to a new hard hitting report prepared by epidemiologists at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's and economists from the London School of Economics - dementia costs the the country £17 billion per year. The report goes on to reveal the economic and social impact dementia has on the country and calls for urgent action.
In less than 20 years nearly a million people will be living with dementia. This will rise to 1.7 million by 2050, creating a medical and social care crisis, according to the Dementia UK report commissioned by the Alzheimer’s Society and unveiled at a national conference today, Tuesday 27 February 2007 .