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Women and dementia: A marginalised majority Women and dementia: A marginalised majority

This report published by Alzheimer’s Research UK reveals that dementia has become the leading cause of death among British women and that women are far more likely to end up as carers of those with dementia than men, suffering physical and emotional stress and job losses in the process. Read more »

Dementia Research and Care: Can Big Data Help? Dementia Research and Care: Can Big Data Help?

This report report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) explores the opportunities and challenges for sharing and linking population-based health and health care data (broad data) with detailed clinical and biological data (deep data) to create an international resource for dementia research, planning, policy development, and performance improvement. Read more »

NHS England Dementia assessment and referral 2014-15

This data collection reports on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours who have been identified as potentially having dementia, who are appropriately assessed and, where appropriate, referred on to specialist services in England. Read more »

Dementia in North East England Dementia 2014: A North East Perspective

This report published by the Northern Rock Foundation, outlines the state of dementia care in the North East of England. It provides a summary of demographic trends and the work that is being undertaken to support people with dementia and their carers by statutory, voluntary and academic sectors. Read more »