The economic impact of dementia

Alzheimer's Society commissioned CF (Carnall Farrar Ltd) to estimate current and future economic and health care costs of dementia in the UK.

Using the records of 26,000 people, dating back seven years, the report revealed that people living with dementia and their families are shouldering 63% of all dementia costs.

It also showed that as the disease progresses, total costs increase significantly, rising from £29,000 per year for mild dementia to £81,000 for severe dementia.