Alzheimer's, dementia and carer's helplines
Alzheimer’s SocietyDementia Connect: 0333 150 3456www.alzheimers.org.uk
Support for carers information pageThe 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.
Alzheimer ScotlandHelpline: 0808 808 3000 Freephone, 24 hourswww.alzscot.org Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland's leading dementia charity, providing information, services and practical support for people with dementia and their carers.
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.
Alzheimer's Research UK
Telephone: 0300 111 5555
Funds world-class research to find ways to cure, prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, as well as providing free information on dementia and the treatments available.
Dementia UKAdmiral Nursing Dementia Helpline: 0800 888 6678www.dementiauk.org
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.
Rare Dementia Support
Rare Dementia Support runs specialist support services for individuals living with, or affected by, one of five rare dementia diagnoses: frontotemporal dementia (FTD), posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) & familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD). We provide regular support group meetings, newsletters, telephone contact networks, websites and access to information and advice for people affected by these five rare dementia conditions. Our vision is for all individuals with or at risk of one of these rarer forms of dementia to have access to specialist information, support and contact with others affected by similar conditions.
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