4Viewers

Dementia

UPDATED: 03.01.2024
Support for patients, families and carers affected by all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease

Age UK 

Age UK offer services to older people, as well as families and carers; local centres can be found online or via the helpline.
Advice Line: 0800 678 1602 (lines open 8am – 7pm)

Alzheimer Scotland 

Offering help in Scotland for people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers.
Helpline: 0808 808 3000 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: helpline@alzscot.org 

Alzheimer’s Research UK 

Information and support on FTD – Frontotemporal Dementia. Downloadable booklet available. 

Alzheimer's Society 

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect support line is open seven days a week providing information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia. Dementia Advisers also offer post diagnosis support to help people with dementia have better access to health, community, housing and care services
Helpline: 0333 150 3456 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm, till 8pm Monday & Wednesday, weekends 10am-4pm) 

Carers UK 

Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm) 

Dementia, Social Services and the NHS 

Information on NHS and social services support for anyone affected by dementia. 

Dementia UK 

Dementia UK provides a helpline staffed by specialist Admiral Nurses who can advise on all aspects of caring for someone with dementia. Admiral Nurses also work across a variety of care settings including in the community, care homes, hospitals and hospices and are supported by Dementia UK
Helpline: 0800 888 6678 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am–9pm, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays other than Christmas Day, 9am–5pm)
Email: helpline@dementiauk.org 

Frontotemporal Dementia – Pick’s Disease 

NHS information on this rare form of dementia. 

Rare Dementia Support 

Information and practical support for rare, genetic and young onset dementias. 

The Royal British Legion - Dementia Care 

Providing Admiral Nurses to support carers of those living with dementia. Specialist care and support to Royal British Legion care home residents. Wide range of support and advice available on the helpline.
Helpline: 0808 802 8080 (lines open every day 8am – 8pm) 
Online Chat: available online every day 8am – 8pm 

The Silver Line 

A helpline providing information and advice to older people.
Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 (lines open 24 hours) 

Young Dementia Network 

A community of people living with young onset dementia, also known as ‘early onset’, their family and friends as well as professionals.