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2013: The prevalence of dementia in Europe

Alzheimer Europe estimates the number of people with dementia in Turkey in 2012 as being 331,512. This represents 0.44 % of the total population of 74,508,771. The number of people with dementia as a percentage of the population is considerably 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

22,871

13,064

35,934

60 - 64

2,391

11,760

14,151

65 - 69

13,972

12,672

26,644

70 - 74

18,042

26,148

44,190

75 - 79

28,676

42,083

70,759

80 - 84

31,055

51,446

82,501

85 - 89

14,175

29,264

43,439

90 - 94

3,309

8,714

12,023

95+

436

1,435

1,871

Total

134,927

196,586

331,512

It is estimated that more than half of people with dementia have not received a diagnosis although it is likely that this percentage is now lower as awareness about dementia has significantly increased.

 

 
 

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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