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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in Sweden in 2012 as being 173,135. This represents 1.82% of the total population of 9,495,392. 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

2,980

1,625

4,605

60 - 64

604

2,739

3,343

65 - 69

5,127

4,054

9,181

70 - 74

6,527

8,244

14,771

75 - 79

9,695

12,689

22,384

80 - 84

14,441

23,119

37,561

85 - 89

12,777

29,889

42,665

90 - 94

7,016

23,326

30,343

95+

1,312

6,971

8,283

Total

60,479

112,656

173,135

Statistics from the Swedish Dementia Registry (Svedem) are quite similar. Svedem estimates the number of people with dementia in Sweden in 2012 as being 160,000. The risk of developing dementia increases with age. Eight percent of those aged 65 or older and almost half of those 90 years or older have dementia. Dementia rarely affects people under 65. In Sweden, the estimated number of younger people with dementia is about 8,000 to 9,000, most of whom are aged between 60 and 65. Approximately 24,000 people each year develop some form of dementia and about the same number die of a dementia-related disease as a consequence of having dementia.

Approximately two thirds of people with dementia have been assessed and received a diagnosis of dementia. The National Board of Health and Welfare estimates that the effect of its recommendations on a basal and expanded investigation is that the number of investigations is increasing by about 7,000 inquiries annually.

 

 
 

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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