Dementia ‘to replace cancer as Britain’s biggest killer by 2040’: Current figure is set to QUADRUPLE to 219,409 because of ageing population

Dementia is set to become Britain’s biggest killer, with experts warning that deaths from the condition will overtake those from cancer by 2040.

The figure is set to almost quadruple as an ageing population becomes ever more vulnerable to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Cancer currently kills more than double the people who die from dementia every year. But researchers from King’s College London forecast that within 25 years dementia will creep ahead to claim 219,409 victims every year.

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