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Alzheimer's, dementia and carer's helplines

Alzheimer's, dementia and carer's


Alzheimer's Disease

About Dementia

Looking after someone with dementia

Comprehensive information from the NHS with links to external sites.

Alzheimer’s SocietyDementia Connect Support Line: 0333 150 3456www.alzheimers.org.uk

Rarer types of dementia

Younger People with Dementia 

Dementia ConnectThe 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 

Living with dementia

Caring for someone with dementiaAlzheimer Scotland is Scotland's leading dementia charity, providing information, services and practical support for people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia UKAdmiral Nursing Dementia

Helpline:  0800 888 6678www.dementiauk.org

About Dementia

Family & carer support

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.

 Alzheimer's Research UK

Telephone: 0300 111 5555


Support for people affected by dementia

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 Friends


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.

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 (fFTD).  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.


Gov UK – Caring for someoneCarers resourcesGives details of services and benefits for UK carers.

Citizens Advice Scotland – Carers Help & Support

Carers UKHelpline:  0808 808 7777www.carersuk.org 

Carers Scotland

Carers UK provides information and advice to people who provide unpaid support to their relatives, partners or friends who are chronically ill, disabled or frail.

Carers Trust

Head Office:  Tel: 0300 772 9600www.carers.org 

Carers Trust Scotland

We work 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.  With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks.  We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.

Age UK

Helpline:   0800 678 1602


Looking after a loved one

Looking after yourself as a carer

We believe that age needs respect. It needs kindness. Sometimes it needs help. Because there is strength in numbers, Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK – so that we can be here for everyone in later life.  Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Relatives & Residents Association

Helpline:   020 7359 8136


The R & RA is the national charity for older people in or needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope.  We support and inform residents, families and friends with what they need to know about residential care, and what to do if things go wrong; and provide a voice for a sector that cannot always speak out for itself. Our helpline offers information, comfort and support. Our advisers have years of expert knowledge of the care system and we take the time to listen and give whatever support is needed.

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