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)
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)
Offering help in Scotland for people living with dementia, as well as their families and carers.
Helpline: 0808 808 3000 (lines open 24 hours)
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)
Young Dementia UK
Information and support for anyone affected by ‘young onset’ dementia, also known as ‘early onset’ or ‘working age’ dementia as it affects people aged under 65.
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 169 6565 (lines open 8am – 7pm)
The Silver Line
A helpline providing information and advice to older people.
Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 (lines open 24 hours)
Dementia, Social Services and the NHS
Information on NHS and social services support for anyone affected by dementia.
NHS advice for carers, call backs available via the helpline in 170 languages.
Helpline: 0300 123 1053 (lines open weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)
Webchat: advisors online (weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)
Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm)
Frontotemporal Dementia – Pick’s Disease
NHS information on this rare form of dementia.
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Information and support on FTD – Frontotemporal Dementia. Downloadable booklet available.
Department of Health
Government report on dementia care and support.