Dementia in Australia 

  • In 2017 there are 431,000 people living with dementia. This is expected to reach 536,000 in 2025, and more than 1 million in 2050 without a medical breakthrough
  • Dementia will cost Australia $18.7 billion in 2025 in today’s dollars, and will reach over $30 billion in 2050
  • Dementia is the second leading cause of death of Australians: 5.4% of all deaths in males, and 10.6% of all deaths in females
  • 244 people each day are diagnosed with dementia.
  • Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians 65+ years
  • Dementia is the 3rd third leading cause of disability burden