Dementia is the third most common cause of death in the UK claim researchers.
Data collected for The Global Burden of Disease Studyshow that dementia-related deaths have risen 52% since 1990.
In 1990 32,429 deaths were recorded in comparison for the 49,349 that occurred last year.
Alzheimer’s Research UK believes that the problem will continue to grow due to the increasing age of the population.
You must sign in to continue reading this article
You are currently leaving the Nursing in Practice site. Are you sure you want to proceed?