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The number of people with dementia in the UK will treble by 2050.

The number of prescriptions of dementia drugs in the UK for each of the symptomatic treatments available.

Dementia costs the health and social care sector more than cancer and heart disease combined.

The estimated total cost of dementia in the UK by each sector is shown below. Informal care costs make up the largest portion of the cost, followed by social care and healthcare.