Response to news of dementia being leading cause of death
You may have heard that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. This means that for the first time, more people are dying of dementia than heart disease – in 2015, 1 in 9 people died of dementia.
Rachel Hutchings, Policy Officer, responds to last week’s news from the Office of National Statistics that dementia is the leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s Society