Published on: October 31, 2011

Mortality statistics (click for full image)

A report in The Guardian’s Datablog brings our attention to the latest statistics on the causes of death in England and Wales.

Behind the falling death rates, maybe we can see the cheering face of improved health care?

The data is so reassuring that the article states,

.. whatever we may worry about, this is one of the safest times to be alive, ever.

But really? The statistics also shows that deaths from Dementia and Alzheimer’s are rising. Steeply.

“Safe times” to be alive for many years with dementia?

The article defends the current state of things,

Essentially, other causes of death are going down – and people have to die of something!

Food for thought!

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