Support groups and other resources for LGBTQ+ people affected by dementia

Support groups, updated information and an opportunity to take part in an advisory group for LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) people who are affected by dementia.

Support groups

Opening Doors London has three support groups open to members across the UK: 

  • Speak Out with Dementia is a weekly online peer support group for LGBTQ+ people with a diagnosis of dementia. 
  • Rainbow Carers Group is a twice-monthly online support group for LGBTQ+ people who are caring for someone with dementia. 
  • Rainbow Memory Café is a monthly group for LGBTQ+ people with dementia or who are worried about their memory, and their partners, friends and carers. It meets online and in person.

Email [email protected] for further information. 

Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Online Dementia Support Group is a new online peer support group for LGBTQ+ people affected by dementia. It meets monthly via Zoom. For details, email [email protected]

The Dementia Project at Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard provides information and support to LGBTQ+ people affected by memory difficulties, cognitive challenges or dementia, and to their carers. Support is provided by phone, online and at meetups. To find out more, email [email protected]

LGBTQ+: Living with dementia booklet cover image

Updated information and advice

LGBTQ+: Living with dementia has been fully reviewed and updated based on feedback from LGBTQ+ people affected by dementia. There are new tips and advice, with guidance on getting the right emotional and practical support and on planning for the future.

Supporting an LGBTQ+ person with dementia also has updated advice and practical tips on memory problems, getting support, planning ahead and more. 

LGBTQ+ Advisory Group 

The LGBTQ+ Dementia Advisory Group is made up of people affected by dementia and professionals who are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by dementia who identify as LGBTQ+.

It meets online every month to share ideas, resources and networking opportunities. To get involved, email [email protected] 

Dementia together magazine is for all Alzheimer’s Society supporters and anyone affected by the condition.
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