Understanding and supporting a person with dementia - useful resources

Find out more about organisations that provide information on supporting a person living with dementia.

Understanding and supporting someone with dementia
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Useful organisations

Carers Trust

Telephone
0300 772 9600

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.carers.org

The Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone who is caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.

Carers UK

Telephone
0808 808 7777 (helpline, 9am–6pm Monday–Friday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.carersuk.org

Carers UK provides information and advice for carers about their rights and how to access support. 

Dementia UK

Telephone
0800 888 6678 (9am–9pm Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm Saturday and Sunday)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.dementiauk.org

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service.

Relate

Telephone
0300 0030396 (8am–8pm Monday–Thursday, 8am–6pm Friday, 9am–1pm Saturday)

Website
www.relate.org.uk

Relate offers relationship counselling for individuals, couples and families in England and Wales. It provides advice and support by phone, face-to-face and through its website.

For Relate in Northern Ireland see www.relateni.org or call 028 9032 3454.

Review details

Last reviewed: January 2019

Next review due: January 2022

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: Professor Jan Dewing, Visiting Professor School of Nursing University of Wollongong NSW, Australia and Professor John Keady, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Older People, Dementia And Ageing Research Team, University of Manchester

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