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 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)
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
Alzheimer Scotland provides information, advice and personalised support services across Scotland.
Phone: 0808 808 3000 (24 hours)
YoungDementia UK provides information and support for people affected by young onset dementia. Dementia is classed as ‘young onset’ when the person is diagnosed under the age of 65.
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK provides information about dementia and dementia research.
Phone: 0300 111 5111
Wales Dementia Helpline
Wales Dementia Helpline offer support and agency signposting for anyone caring for someone with dementia.
Phone: 0808 808 2235
Rare Dementia Support
Rare Dementia Support provides information and support to people living with rare dementias, their carers, families and 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.
Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life encourages families and carers of a person with dementia to use personalised music in dementia treatment and care.
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.
Related Information and Support
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