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Alzheimers and Dementia - a few facts and figures

Facts and Figures

Dementia is the strongest determinant of entry into residential care in the over 65’s

Typically only 4 minutes of every 6 hours is spent by patients interacting with others

54% of carers reported that their relative did not have enough to do and had no access to outside spaces or gardens

1 in 4 respondents were unsatisfied with the level of their involvement in decision making about the care of a relative

153 respondents felt that staff did not pay sufficient attention to the family members’ views and that staff made decisions that were not preferred by family members.


Information taken from the participation of the following: -

Carers – 1859 responses received

Care Home Managers – 772 responses received

Care Home Staff – 1503 responses received