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We live with dementia

This is the message behind our new campaign: that it doesn’t just affect the person with the diagnosis, everyone around them is also affected

Learn about our campaign

We are Dementia UK

We are the specialist dementia nursing charity that is here for the whole family. Our nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free, life-changing support and advice to anyone affected by dementia.

How can we help you?

I would like to speak to a dementia specialist nurse or book an appointment

I would like to find information on your website

I would like to help ensure that no one has to face dementia alone

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What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive disorders affecting the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease. Read our information leaflet

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Stages of dementia

Dementia is a progressive condition that gets gradually worse over time. It can be helpful to think of dementia progressing in three stages – early, middle and late stages

Your support changes lives

Fundraise, campaign or volunteer with us. You’ll be helping us raise vital funds, improve care and support for families facing dementia and spread the word about our specialist dementia nurses.
Hannah Gardener, Admiral Nurse, talking to a woman
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Take part in an event

Challenge yourself and raise vital funds for families affected by dementia. Walk, run, cycle or trek – there’s an event for everyone

Andy, Head of Public Affairs, Policy and Campaigns with MP Sajid Javid

Campaign with us

Only together can we improve specialist support for families; find out how you can make a difference

Family carer Colin Appleby

Leave a gift in your Will

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help us grow the number of specialist dementia nurses so we can support more families affected by dementia

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Why support Dementia UK?

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia - it's one of the biggest health challenges of our time. Families affected are often left feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn. But with the support of an Admiral Nurse and Dementia UK, families facing the fear and confusion of dementia know they’re not alone.
Learn more about Dementia UK

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Stay up to date with our latest news, campaigns and events

Latest from Dementia UK

Read our latest news and blogs as well as stories from the families who we support
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Supporting a person with dementia to go on holiday

Holidays can be a perfect opportunity to reconnect with a loved one, recharge your batteries and de-stress. And while holidaying with a person living with dementia can be more challenging, with some preparation, it can still be enjoyable and a time to make new, precious memories.

Three female runners hold hands and celebrate running the Brighton marathon together

Brighton Marathon

Tackle this fast and flat coastal marathon in one of the country’s most vibrant cities for Dementia UK and help families facing dementia.

Cyclists take part in the Ride London 2022 event, to help raise funds for Dementia UK.

RideLondon-Essex 100

Ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex. It will start and finish in central London, taking you through 60 miles of some of Essex’s most beautiful countryside and villages in between. 

A man calls the Helpline. The carer/person with dementia is posed by an agency model on a city location shoot in London. This photo was taken in November 2022.

Financial and legal support

If you have a dementia diagnosis, or are caring for someone who does, you could be entitled to financial and legal support.

Gary Burnham-Jones, Dementia UK Admiral Nurse at work

Support around a diagnosis

Find out how to get a diagnosis of dementia, the next steps after a diagnosis and how we can support you.