There are several organisations across the UK who can offer you advice and support about all stages of dementia.

Age UK offers one-to-one and group support for people living with dementia, as well as having an advice line that can provide information and advice to friends and family. Find out more here:

Alzheimer’s Society has a support telephone line, where dementia advisers will listen and give you the support and advice you need. Find out more here:

Dementia UK offers a free Dementia Helpline staffed by their Admiral Nurses, who are there to support you with advice, one-to-one support, and practical information. Find out more here:

Support for people providing care

If you are providing informal care to someone living with dementia, there are also carer’s support groups and online forums where you can meet and chat with people in the same situation. Sharing your feelings can help to reduce isolation and might help you get another perspective on any issues you might have. 

There may be a local carer’s support group or centre nearby. Go to and choose your region and county or search for an organisation by name.

If you’re online, you can also chat to other carers and get support in online forums, such as:


  • Carer’s UK Forum, offering support and understanding to the 6.5 million people caring in the UK


  • Gransnet forum, a busy online community for carers over 50


  • Simplyhealth Care Community, a place to discuss health and caring for loved ones, particularly in later life

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