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Dementia is the second highest contributor to years lived with a disability in people aged over 60. An estimated 82,000 people have dementia in Scotland in 2011, around 3,500 of whom are under the aged of 65. As our population ages, the number of people with dementia in Scotland is set to double over the next 25 years.
The majority of people with dementia live at home, with an estimated 40 per cent living in care homes. Up to 70 per cent of the care home population may have dementia. Government and charity investment in research is 12 times lower than on cancer research.
For every person with cancer £295 is spent each year on research; for dementia that figure is just £61. Around 50 per cent of people with dementia have received a diagnosis; fear of dementia and a reluctance to diagnose are part of the reasons for under diagnosis.
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