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Dementia STILL the leading cause of death in England and Wales, research shows

The incurable condition, of which Alzheimer’s is the most common form, claimed the lives of 62,948 people in England and Wales last year – 12 per cent of all deaths.

New statistics show the brain wasting diseases killed 41,747 women and 21,201 men. 

Dementia is caused by diseases that result in the loss of brain cells, which impair mental function. Telltale symptoms include memory loss, confused thinking and difficulties with speech and problem-solving.

Alzheimer’s usually starts with forgetfulness and can progress to complete loss of independence. In some cases people spend their last years bed-bound and mute.<... Daily Express :: Health Feed

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