SHAFAQNA – Dementia is the biggest killer for women
Dementia is the main cause of death for women in England and Wales and the figure is double that of men, official data shows. The disease kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than heart attacks or strokes, the Office of National Statistics revealed.
A total of 31,850 deaths due to dementia and Alzheimer’s were recorded for 2013 while heart disease killed 26,075 and strokes claimed the lives of 20,706.
Hilary Evans, director of external affairs for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “The figures highlight dementia as a huge problem that we cannot shy away from any longer.
“Encouragingly, the statistics reveal that other health conditions, such as heart disease, are beginning to be tamed and this has come about due to improved research into treatment, prevention and better public health.
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