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Focus on dementia report - January 2016

 

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Focus on dementia report - January 2016

The number of prescriptions dispensed in England for approved medicines to treat Alzheimer's increased from 502,000 in 2004 to 3m in 2014.

The cost to the NHS of prescriptions for Alzheimer's disease medicines dispensed in primary care stood at £45.7m in 2014. This was up from £42.8m in 2004, but down from the high point it reached in 2011 of £110.8m.

The statistics come from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.