Resources

Support Organisations

This page lists where you can find support for dementia, may that be for you personally, as a family member, or as someone who is wishing to find out more information. Words below with underlined text indicate a website link.

Charities - Information and Support

Despite its name, the Alzheimer's Society provides support for all forms of dementia. Their website features information on dementia, support with looking after someone living with dementia and how you can get involved with the charity.

Dementia Connect Support line: 

0333 150 3456 (calls charged at standard rate). Helpline open:  

Monday to Wednesday 9am – 8pm

Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Dementia UK is a charity which provides specialist dementia nurses called Admiral Nurses. You can find if there is one near you.

They also provide practical information and run a FREE Dementia Helpline: 0800 888 6678

Helpline open:

Monday to Friday 9am-9pm

Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day or  email helpline@dementiauk.org.

The UK's leading dementia research charity. You can get involved with their research (they look for volunteers both with and without dementia) and also learn about the research they are doing.

Online and in-person communities 

An online forum ran by Alzheimer's Society where you can talk to other people diagnosed with dementia or caring for someone with dementia. It can be a great source of information and personal support.

It's free and is open 24/7.

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) have over 80 groups of people living with dementia nationwide. The group connects you with other people with dementia living locally to share experiences and support one another. Many groups are also involved in campaigning and awareness as well as participating in research.

The Carers UK website holds a host of information for carers of people living with dementia in terms of financial and care support. They also have an online forum specifically for dementia carers (linked above).

Age UK have a section for Dementia Support on their website, where you can search for support and activity groups in your area.

They provide support for people diagnosed with young onset dementia, as well as their family. They also have a list (linked above) of online support groups for people living with young onset dementia, young carers and support groups for specific forms of dementia.

Support in Leicestershire for carers from supportforcarers. There are also fitness groups, and practical services such as benefit check services.