Age UK have a helpful ‘Information and Advice’ section about caring for someone with dementia. Topics include: what support is available for the carer, how to manage financial and legal issues, memory cafes, online groups, how to support and communicate with a person with dementia, moving to a care home and end of life care. There is also as postcode search whereby you can find Age UK support services near you.
Advice on information, money, care or health 0800 055 6112
Alzheimers Research UK not only fundraises for more research into dementia but also has handy information sections on their website including: quick reference guides to dementia (available in different languages) and how to teach children about dementia in age specific terms/games with online resources.
Telephone: 0300 111 5555
Find out about the different types of dementia, symptoms and diagnosis, risk factors and prevention, treatments, research, get involved in fundraising and find support in your local area. Topics include: social groups, care homes, advocacy, day care, transport, support in your community or in the home and an online forum where both carer and cared for can post concerns/questions/answers about living with dementia.
Helpline: 0300 222 1122 / Devon office: 0300 123 2029
This website provides information on Assistive Technology that can help people with dementia live more independently. The site also has an online self-help questionnaire which offers advice on every day activities such as washing, dressing, cooking, taking medication, shopping and generates a report with handy tips and how technology can help you with these activities.
Telephone: 0115 748 4220
Dementia UK provides Admiral Nurses to support families affected by dementia. You can find information on understanding dementia, symptoms, diagnosis, useful help sheets, support for families or find an Admiral Nurse service in your area. Call their specialist helpline with any questions or concerns you have about supporting someone with dementia.
Helpline 0800 888 6678
The Herbert Protocol is the national scheme introduced by the Met Police in partnership with other agencies to encourage carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
A UK music and dementia charity which allows you to create a ‘Playlist For Life’ where carers can create their own playlist with their cared for to share musical memories.
Telephone: 0141 404 0683
This is a useful online shop (others are available) selling products to enable people with dementia to maintain independence. The site allows you to search not only by product, but also by specific dementia need, challenge or situation. The site also incorporates practical advice, real life carer’s stories and blogs.
Telephone: 0203 322 9070
With over 42,000 people living in the UK with young onset dementia (under 65 yrs) this charity exists to help people whose lives are affected by the condition. Find support, research, practical advice, resources including blogs, books, websites and how to join their Young Dementia Network.
Telephone: 01993 776295– General enquiries / 01865 79431– Support related enquiries