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How many carers caring for someone with dementia?

KevinB

Registered User
Dec 16, 2005
11
Nottingham/Leicester
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