Dementia, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales.

The Office for National Statistics latest figures revealed that in 2015, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths.

Dementia has become the leading cause of death largely due to an ageing population i.e. people are living for longer. In addition to which deaths from some other causes, including heart disease, have fallen.Dementia has become the leading cause of death largely due to an ageing population i.e. people are living for longer. In addition to which deaths from some other causes, including heart disease, have fallen.

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