If you have concerns about Alzheimer's disease or about any other form of dementia, Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.

  • The Helpline is usually open from:
    9am - 8pm Monday to Wednesday
    9am - 5pm on Thursday and Friday
    10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • The service may be closed occasionally during these times for operational reasons or because of staff shortage.
  • Callers speak to trained Helpline Advisers.
  • You do not need to be a member to use the Helpline.

Talking Point is an online community for anyone affected by dementia. It's a safe place to ask questions, share your experiences and receive advice and support.

Other organisations

Samaritans: 116 123 or

Open 24hrs 365 days a year

Age UK: 0800 169 2081

Open 8.00am-19.00pm 365 days a year

Dementia UK: Call 0800 888 66 78 or you can e-mail us on

Mind: 0300 123 3393, or Text: 86463

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  • Alzheimer's Society is supporting Join dementia research, an initiative to help anyone interested in dementia research to be matched to studies. Call the Helpline to find out more or for help with registration.

Please note

Helpline calls may be recorded or monitored for training and evaluation purposes.

The Society's policy on confidentiality is in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998).

If you are looking for information about claiming back care home fees, please refer to the download 'When does the NHS Pay for Care' for further information.

Calls to the Helpline cost no more than the national call rate and must also count towards any inclusive minutes in a phone contract. This rule applies to calls from any type of line including mobile, BT, other fixed line or payphone.