Logo of This Morning
itv |

Weekdays 10am-12:30pm

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

Young onset dementia

Dementia Support ServicesThe 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 national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research. We have Dementia Resource Centres in 25 different locations across Scotland. Those centres provide a safe and friendly environment for people with dementia and their carers to visit and take part in a wide variety of activity groups.

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

Info line: 0300 111 5 111


Young onset dementia

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


Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.  Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Rare Dementia Support


Young onset Alzheimer's Disease


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.  


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.  

Age UK

Advice line:   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.

Logo of This Morning
itv |

Weekdays 10am-12:30pm