Dementia UK's Summer Appeal

Helpline appeal

During the Coronavirus crisis, our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline has become more of a lifeline than ever before

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Coronavirus: information for families looking after someone living with dementia

Here are things you can do to look after yourself, and someone with dementia

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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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Lives on Hold

Our new awareness campaign shows how life for carers of people living with dementia is similar to living in lockdown for many months, and often years

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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

Events and fundraising

Whether you want to run, trek, cycle, bake or do your own thing to raise funds for us, your support will help us provide more Admiral Nurses, so families facing dementia get the help they need

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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 Ambassador

We’re looking for passionate people who are committed to supporting Dementia UK by becoming a Volunteer Ambassador or simply by volunteering at an event alongside the Dementia UK team

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Latest news and blogs

July 3, 2020

People affected by dementia cannot be forgotten as lockdown eases

As lockdown eases in the UK, the increasing numbers of people with dementia and their carers, both family and ...

July 1, 2020

Our new Admiral Nurse module

Thoughts from Paul Edwards, Director of Clinical Services at Dementia UK, on the launch of our Admiral Nurse Module...

June 26, 2020

Staff at Dementia UK are sad to learn of death of Barbara Pointon

We are very sad to hear of the death of Barbara Pointon, one of the original Ambassadors of Dementia UK, and a ...