Understanding and supporting a person with dementia – useful organisations

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Carers Trust

Telephone
0300 772 9600 (England)
0300 772 9702 (Wales)

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.carers.org

Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring 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. For example, see Carers UK’s factsheet about carers’ assessments.

Dementia UK

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

Email
[email protected]

Website
www.dementiauk.org

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

Relate

Website
www.relate.org.uk

Relate provides services including relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling and sex therapy. There is a network of Relate centres across the UK, a group of licensed local counsellors that provide face-to-face counselling and support. Relate also provides phone, email and Live Chat counselling.

Review information

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

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, please email our Publications team at [email protected]lzheimers.org.uk

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