Specialist support organisations

There are also several organisations offering specialist support in this area, along with other sources of support we have included below.

The UK’s largest charity supporting older people.

Helpline: 0800 678 1602

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.

Dementia Connect Support Line: 0333 150 3456

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers.

They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Their vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.

A charity working to make life better for carers.

Helpline: 0808 808 7777

Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.

The twin aims of the Citizens Advice service are “to provide the advice people need for the problems they face” and secondly “to improve the policies and principles that affect people’s lives”.

Citizens Advice – 03444 111 444

A charity supporting family carers through a virtual learning centre and courses.

Telephone: 020 3096 7894

Dementia UK is a charity that provides Admiral Nurses for families affected by dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

DemTalk is a free, web-based toolkit to help improve communication with people with dementia.

It was produced in a project facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Society UK, by teams of stakeholders including communication researchers, technology designers, health and social care experts, carers and people living with dementia.

Different versions of the toolkit are tailored for the needs of different audiences, including family members, carers and medical professionals.

The NHS has published a Dementia Guide:

The UK Dementia Directory brings together information about care groups & products.

Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122