Dementia now leading cause of death

Dementia now leading cause of death
 

Dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal.
The Office for National Statistics says the change is due to people living for longer and better detection of dementia.
Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia - 11.6% of all recorded deaths.
The bulk of these dementia deaths were among women.
Dementia and Alzheimer disease accounted for 15.2% of all female deaths, up from 13.4% in 2014.
For men, however, heart disease remained the leading cause of death in 2015.
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14 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 44
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