Communicating and dementia – other resources

Here are other useful organisations that can provide more information and support about good communication with a person with dementia.

Action on Hearing Loss

0808 808 0123

[email protected]

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) provide information and support to people affected by hearing loss and tinnitus.


DemTalk is a free online toolkit that gives guidance on communication with people living with dementia. Different versions of the toolkit have been developed for family members, carers, and health and care staff.

Hearing Link

[email protected]

Hearing Link is an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who are hard of hearing. They provide wallet communication cards which can be helpful.

Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

[email protected]

ITI is an independent professional membership association who can help find practising translators, interpreters and language service providers. 

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

020 7378 3012

[email protected]

RCSLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK. They can assist you in finding an independent speech and language therapist in your area.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

0303 123 9999 (helpline, 8am–8pm Monday–Friday , 9am–1pm Saturday)

[email protected]

RNIB is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.

Review details

Last reviewed: August 2020
Next review due: August 2023

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: Reinhard Guss, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and Miss Jayne Murphy, Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

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