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Dementia Knowledge Centre

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The Dementia Knowledge Centre (DKC) is an information service for professionals and others with an interest in dementia care and research.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia by encouraging learning and best practice. We welcome enquiries from health and social care professionals, researchers, trainers and students.

The DKC collection includes published information (print, and electronic resources) covering medical information, health care, social care, housing, design, therapies, novels, personal accounts and much more. 

What the Dementia Knowledge Centre offers:

Enquiry service

A telephone and email service is provided for anyone with a professional interest in dementia-related information. NB: We aim to respond to email and postal enquiries within five working days. To help us deal with your enquiry effectively, please ensure that you include both a telephone number and a contact address. 

If you are directly affected by Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia you may wish to contact  Alzheimer's Society Dementia Helpline

Making contact

Dementia Knowledge Centre is open 10.00am- 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Visitors are welcome by appointment. Please telephone 0845 130 2545 or email to make a booking.

Visiting the Dementia Knowledge Centre

We are located in Devon House, our Central Office, at St Katharine Docks, London. Take a look at our location details

Access to Photocopier

Photocopier facilities are available for visitors to use in the Dementia Knowledge Centre. We don't make any specific charges but ask that you become a member of Alzheimer's Society or make a donation to support the work we do on behalf of people with dementia.


Alzheimer's Society produces a variety of factsheets on specific dementia-related topics.

National Dementia Helpline

Call the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 for information, advice and support about dementia.


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