Changes in behaviour - useful organisations
Find out about useful organisations to help you support a person with dementia with changes in behaviour.
- How does dementia change a person's behaviour?
- What causes changes in behaviour in people with dementia?
- Reducing and managing behaviour that challenges
- Repetitive behaviour and dementia
- Trailing, following, checking and dementia
- Dementia and hiding, hoarding or losing things
- Loss of inhibitions and dementia
- Restlessness and agitation in dementia
- Social withdrawal and dementia
- Behaviour that challenges - looking after yourself
- You are here: Changes in behaviour - useful organisations
The British Psychological Society (BPS)
The BPS provides access to a list of clinical and counselling psychologists offering private therapy services.
0300 123 1053 (helpline, 9am–8pm Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm Saturday and Sunday)
www.carersdirectenquiry.serco.com/newcarersemail (contact form)
Carers Direct provides advice for people who need help with their caring role and want to know what options are available to them.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Carers UK provides information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers.
0333 325 2500 (9.30am–5pm Monday, 9am–5pm Tuesday–Thursday, 9am–4pm Friday)
The Counselling Directory website includes a searchable database of counsellors and psychotherapists. It also has information about how talking therapies may help.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service.
0808 2000 247 (24-hour)
Refuge is a charity that supports victims of violence and abuse, including sexual violence.
Relate (in England and Wales)
03000 030 396 (Telephone Counselling booking line, 8am–8pm Monday– Thursday, 8am–6pm Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)
Relate NI (in Northern Ireland)
028 9032 3454 (appointment telephone line, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
Relate offers relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families. It provides advice and support by phone, face-to-face and through its website.
116 123 (helpline, 24-hour)
Samaritans provides a 24-hour helpline listening service for people to talk with a trained volunteer about any problems they are having.
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Dr Daniel Harwood, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Mental Health of Older Adults and Dementia Clinical Academic Group, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
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