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Alzheimer’s and other dementia deaths

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Alzheimer’s and other dementia deaths

Last update: 19 September 2023National Statistics Icon
Next update: TBC
Frequency: Annual

Correction 21 September 2023 - We regret that an error in the number of deaths in NHS Fife in 2022 was discovered in Table 4a. An updated version of this table has now been published.

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

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Statistical Service in Scotland

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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