De­men­tia No1 death cause

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

DE­MEN­TIA, in­clud­ing Alzheimer’s dis­ease, re­mains the lead­ing cause of death in Eng­land and Wales, fig­ures re­veal.

Data from the Of­fice for Na­tional Sta­tis­tics shows the con­di­tion ac­counted for 12% of deaths in 2016.

Last year, de­men­tia over­took heart dis­ease as the lead­ing cause of death.

Heart dis­ease re­mains in sec­ond place, with 11%.

Men are more likely to die from heart dis­ease (13.7%) and women from de­men­tia (15.6%).

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