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Coronavirus: information for families looking after someone living dementia

We know that this is a worrying time for families looking after someone with dementia. The weeks ahead are going to be challenging. But there are a few things you can do to look after yourself, and the person with dementia, during this time

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Get support and advice

Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678 for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses

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What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, that is, conditions affecting the brain. Read our information leaflet

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Types and symptoms

Find out more about the different types of dementia and the symptoms

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Getting a diagnosis

If you are concerned about your own memory, or you are worried about changes you have noticed with memory, communication, personality or behaviour of someone close to you, it is important to consult a GP as soon as possible, so that an accurate diagnosis is made

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How you can support us

Take part in an event

Every step you take helps provide an Admiral Nurse for families facing dementia

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Gifts in Wills

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help ensure that a specialist Admiral Nurse will be there to support families living with dementia

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Become a volunteer

We’re always looking for Volunteer Ambassadors and enthusiastic people to help at events

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Latest news and blogs

March 26, 2020

The importance of staying positive in these testing times

Our Volunteer Ambassador, Maureen Winfield, says how important it is to stay positive in these testing times...

March 26, 2020

Helping families keep in touch during COVID-19

Dementia UK and the Relatives & Residents Association have brought together ideas for relatives/friends, and for care ...

March 19, 2020

Dementia UK advice for people with dementia and their families, regarding the coronavirus

Our advice for people with dementia and their families, regarding the coronavirus, from our dementia specialist Admiral ...