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Alzheimer’s and other dementia deaths

Alzheimer’s and other dementia deaths

Last update: 17 August 2021National Statistics Icon
Next update: August 2022
Frequency: Annual

This section presents information on the numbers of deaths which had an underlying cause of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Statistics for other parts of the United Kingdom (UK)

Further information for the rest of the UK can be found via the following website links:

  • England & Wales : Office for National Statistics, Deaths by cause
  • Northern Ireland : Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, Deaths by cause

Note : Figures for England & Wales and/or Northern Ireland may not always be on exactly the same basis as National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures: there can be differences in the coverage of what at first sight appear to be the same statistics.

A list of common definitions and acronyms used in this publication is available on our Glossary page.

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