Later stages of dementia - more resources

See other organisations who may be able to help in the later stages of dementia.

Useful organisations

Age UK

England

Tavis House
1–6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

0800 169 80 80 (general enquiries)
0800 169 2081 (advice line)

[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk

Wales

Age UK Cymru
Tỳ John Pathy
13/14 Neptune Court
Vanguard Way
Cardiff CF24 5PJ

029 2043 1555 (general enquiries)
0800 022 3444 (advice line)
[email protected]

Northern Ireland

Age NI
3 Lower Crescent
Belfast
Northern Ireland BT7 1NR

028 9024 5729 (general enquiries)
0808 808 7575 (advice line)

Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.

Carers UK

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX
0808 808 7777 (Adviceline, Monday–Friday
10am–4pm)

[email protected]
www.carersuk.org
www.carersuk.org/forum (online discussion forum)

Provides information and advice to carers about their rights and how to access support.

Dementia UK

Second Floor, Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London N7 6PA

0207 697 4160
[email protected]
www.dementiauk.org

Provides Admiral Nurses to support families living with dementia.

EAC FirstStop

3rd Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP

0800 377 7070
[email protected]
www.eac.org.uk

FirstStop Advice provides independent, impartial and free advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life.

Hospice UK

34–44 Britannia Street
London WC1X 9JG

0207 520 8200

[email protected]
www.hospiceuk.org

Hospice UK is the national charity for hospices in the UK. They provide information and support and can help people find a local hospice.

Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

PO Box 16185
Birmingham B2 2WH

0300 456 0300
[email protected]
www.gov.uk/office-of-public-guardian

Protects people in England and Wales who may not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves, such as about their health and finance.

This is me - a communication tool for care

Wherever the person is cared for, if staff have information about the person and their life, condition, behaviour and routines, they will be able to provide better, person-centred care.

Alzheimer's Society has a support tool called This is me that can be used to record this information for a person who has communication difficulties. When completed, it provides a snapshot of the person with dementia, giving information about them as an individual, such as their specific needs, preferences, likes, dislikes and interests. It is also helpful to communicate regularly with the professionals caring for the person.

Get our 'This is me' tool

You can use our 'This is me' form to help communicate with health and social care professionals.

This is me

More information

Last reviewed: March 2017

Next review due: March 2020

Reviewed by: Dr Jacqueline Crowther, Admiral Nurse End of Life Care, Kirkwood Hospice West Yorkshire, Honorary Research Associate University of Liverpool and Catharine Jenkins, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, Birmingham City University.

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request from [email protected]

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