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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in Germany in 2012 as being 1,572,104. This represents 1.92 % of the total population of 81,990,837. The number of people with dementia as a percentage of the population is somewhat higher than the EU average of 1.55%. The following table shows the estimated number of people with dementia between 30 and 59 and for every 5-year age group thereafter.

Age group

Men with dementia

Women with dementia

Total

30 - 59

28,656

15,745

44,401

60 - 64

4,740

22,149

26,889

65 - 69

37,007

30,784

67,792

70 - 74

70,514

96,980

167,494

75 - 79

113,093

156,392

269,485

80 - 84

128,627

228,221

356,848

85 - 89

93,540

285,604

379,143

90 - 94

34,516

176,903

211,419

95+

6,443

42,190

48,633

Total

517,136

1,054,968

1,572,104

A series of epidemiological field studies have revealed that more than 50% of people who had dementia (as identified by the research psychiatrists) did not have a diagnosis.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Monday 24 February 2014

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    The above information was published in the 2013 Dementia in Europe Yearbook as part of Alzheimer Europe's 2013 Work Plan which received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme.
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