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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in Luxembourg in 2012 as being 6,989. This represents 1.34% of the total population of 523,179. The number of people with dementia as a percentage of the population is somewhat lower 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

188

103

292

60 - 64

27

118

145

65 - 69

185

148

333

70 - 74

257

354

611

75 - 79

456

639

1,095

80 - 84

653

1,136

1788

85 - 89

410

1,248

1,659

90 - 94

127

733

859

95+

24

182

206

Total

2,327

4,662

6,989

According to Insight SantéSécu, an information publication of the Ministry of Health, dementia and cognitive impairment rank second among the main causes for dependency in Luxembourg. Dementia affects 33% of the beneficiaries of the ‘dependency insurance’. 

The average age of the beneficiaries of this insurance was 82.9 in 2010 and the majority of these were in nursing homes.  Insight SantéSécu also gives a dementia prevalence ratio of 2.6 females to one male (Insight SantéSécu, 2013).

 

 
 

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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