The Alzheimer's Society is Britain's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Our local services include day care and home care for people with dementia, as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring. From Alzheimer's Café's and innovative 'Singing for the Brain' sessions to memory-book projects and group outings, our services provide both practical support and an essential point of human contact.
Until now, information for people with young onset dementia and their supporters has been fragmented and can be hard to find. Our aim is to create a 'one-stop-shop' where people can learn about young onset dementia and be inspired by the personal stories of people who are living with the condition. We hope our website will become the primary source of information on support services, care homes, resources and advice about living well with young onset dementia.
People with dementia don’t just lose their memories; they can also lose their friends. This is because people with dementia can start to behave differently. And sometimes those friends might not understand or know how to react. However, it is possible to live well with dementia, especially with the support of friends. No matter how big, or how small, every action counts. That’s because people with dementia need friends more than ever. That’s why we’re creating one million Dementia Friends, who will help people with dementia to live well for longer. Anybody can become a friend. It’s as simple as just understanding a bit more about dementia. We will give you helpful tips and small ideas to help you support the people you know with dementia and their carers.
We provide mental health nurses specialising in dementia care, Admiral Nurses are a lifeline to thousands of people in this country. They provide psychological support to help family carers understand and deal with their feelings, practical advice and information on dementia, its impact and how to cope. They can also provide referrals to other appropriate services and liaison with other professionals to provide holistic support when it's most needed.
We are a charity that works to promote high quality care and services for people with dementia through consultancy, project work, education and information and advice on assistive technologies. there are many new technologies which have the potential to enhance the independence of people with dementia and the control they have over their lives. These devices may also help to support carers and reduce the costs associated with hospital and residential/nursing home care.
Part of the NHS Choices website. It provides a gateway to comprehensive sources of information for carers. The site has been developed in conjunction with the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Carers UK, Crossroads, and Young Carers Net. It contains information about benefits, links to national and local support organisations, and a directory of services. (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) (11am to 4pm at weekends) You can ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.
Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers merged in April 2012 to form the Carers Trust. It works 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. And they provide access to desperately needed breaks, information and advice, education, training and employment opportunities.