Whether has dementia (including Alzheimer's) (HDEMP)
This variable describes whether a person has been told by a doctor or nurse that they have dementia (including Alzheimer’s). This variable does not indicate whether a person has multiple long-term health conditions.
Has dementia (including Alzheimer’s)
Does not have dementia
Number of categories: 4
Question(s) from the Census form
Has the person been told by a doctor or nurse that they have any of these long-term health conditions?
How this variable is created
This variable is derived from responses to the long-term health conditions question. It counts the number of people who marked ‘Dementia (including Alzheimer’s)’ on the form.
History and changes
This is a new variable for 2021.
Related variables and glossary terms
- Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)