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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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Sponsor a nurse

Families facing dementia are in crisis. Help our nurses support them

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Get support and advice

Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s?┬áCall 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

Time for a Cuppa Together

Hold a virtual tea party and raise money for Dementia UK

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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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Events & 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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