HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 c180W
Mrs. Jane Kennedy

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were suffering from(a) young Alzheimer's disease and (b) severe brain injury (i) nationally and (ii) in Merseyside, broken down by health authority area for each of the last five years. [22334]

Mr. Bowls

It is estimated that 17,000 younger people below the age of 65 suffer from dementia in the United Kingdom. No figures are available for severe brain injury as it is not a recognised medical term.