How many carers caring for someone with dementia?


Registered User
Dec 16, 2005
Can anyone help me with this?

I'm writing up some research and had noted this down to include in the write up: "The majority of male carers over the age of 65 are looking after their wives or partners who have a dementia". However, stupidly I forgot to note the reference.

Here is the context for this statement: In the UK, over the age of 65, men are more likely to be caring for someone in their own home than women (Census 2001). I think that most of these carers are caring for someone with dementia, but I am not sure and need to reference this.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Many thanks

Kevin Baker

University of Leicester,
Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust