If you thought that heart disease or cancer might be the leading causes of death in England and Wales, you'd be wrong. Dementia has become the leading cause of death and accounted for 12.8% of all deaths in the UK in 2018. It is the biggest health crisis in the UK and has huge financial implications: NHS England and Dementia UK have estimated that the cost associated with the disease is a staggering £23bn per year1. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe symptoms that occur when the brain cells stop working. This happens when cells die or blood flow in the brain is restricted.
Oct-5-2019, 23:16:35 GMT