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Information and Support - Dementia

If you, or someone you know, have been affected by dementia, the following organisations may be able to help.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides a helpline staffed by specialist Admiral Nurses who can advise on all aspects of caring for someone with dementia.

Phone: 0800 888 6678 (Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Weekends 9am-5pm)

Visit the Dementia UK site

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Phone: 0333 150 3456

Visit the Alzheimer's Society website

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland provides information, advice and personalised support services across Scotland.

Phone: 0808 808 3000 (24 hours)

Visit the Alzheimer Scotland website

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK provides information about dementia and dementia research.

Phone: 0300 111 5111

Visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website

Wales Dementia Helpline

Wales Dementia Helpline offer support and agency signposting for anyone caring for someone with dementia.

Phone: 0808 808 2235

Visit the Wales Dementia Helpline website

Rare Dementia Support

Rare Dementia Support provides information and support to people living with rare dementias, their carers, families and friends.

Visit the Rare Dementia Support website

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends helps people understand more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition in England and Wales.

Visit the Dementia Friends website

Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life encourages families and carers of a person with dementia to use personalised music in dementia treatment and care.

Visit the Playlist for Life website

BBC Music Memories

BBC Music Memories is a website designed to use music to help people with dementia reconnect with their most powerful memories. Evidence shows that music can help people with dementia to feel and live better.

You can browse for music by genre and era, and then create a playlist that can be revisited or printed out.

Visit the BBC Music Memories Website

Related Information and Support

If you have also been affected by bereavement, or caring issues, organisations listed on our Bereavement support page or Carers support page may be able to help.

You can find current information and support for issues covered by Action Line on the BBC Action Line website.

The BBC Reminiscence Archive

The BBC Reminiscence Archive offers over 3000 items of content from the BBC Archive. It is designed to trigger memories in people with dementia, stimulating conversations with family and carers, and is being used in hospitals, care homes and home environments.

Visit the Remarc website