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Dementia

Dementia presents one of the biggest challenges to health and social care

By 2025 it is expected that more than 1 million people will be living with dementia in the UK. On these pages you will find guidance and resources that support the RCN's commitment to improving care for patients with dementia and their carers.


£26 billion Cost of dementia in the UK
850k Number of people with dementia in the UK

Understanding dementia

If you support patients with dementia it is important to have an understanding of the condition and the impact it can have on a patient and their family. Learn more about the condition here. 

Triangle of Care

The Triangle of Care for Dementia was developed in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing and in consultation with carers, people with dementia and professionals.