Information and advice about dementia

Dementia UK  

Dementia UK is a charity which exists to improve the quality of life for all people affected by dementia. Dementia UK's activities include providing Admiral Nurses (specially trained mental health nurses who support families affected by dementia) in some local health authorities.

Their free helpline is open to all, providing information, advice and support both for people who have dementia and for those who are trying to support someone with dementia. You can talk to them about any worries or difficulties you may have.

Admiral Nursing Direct Helpline: 0800 888 66 78

Open Monday to Friday:  9am to 9pm;  Saturday and Sunday:  9am to 5pm

You can also email them at

Alzheimer’s Society  provides information, advice and support for people affected by all forms of dementia, not just Alzheimer’s.

They provide services for people with dementia and their carers in many areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Their website provides a host of valuable information including many excellent Factsheets:

They have a free helpline, and also an online forum Talking Point for mutual support: 

Alzheimer’s Society Helpline:  0300 222 11 22

Open Monday to Wednesday 9am to 8pm; Thursday and Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Alzheimer Scotland provides information, advice and support for people who live in Scotland. Their 24 hour free helpline number is: 0808 808 3000

Young Dementia UK exists to support everyone affected by Young Onset Dementia (where dementia develops before the age of 65), and has an excellent website, and a  network to keep people in touch with each other.

Other organisations which you may find helpful are:

Age UK  Free advice line: 0800 055 6112

Independent Age Free helpline: 0800 319 6789

Find out about organisations which support and empower people who have dementia, so that they can have more control over their lives here.

Find out about organisations which support and empower family members and friends who are looking after someone with dementia here.