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Only together

We’ve launched our campaign for better specialist support for families; find out how you can make a difference

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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. The Helpline is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday to Sunday.

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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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Campaigns

Join Dementia UK’s Campaigns Network and together we can help improve the care and support available to families affected by dementia

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Latest news and blogs

November 30, 2020

Ed’s story

Ed's mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in early 2018. Find out how their Admiral Nurse, Mary-Jo, supported ...

November 24, 2020

Marion’s story

Marion is remembering Ian through our Remember a Star campaign this Christmas so that more families have access to the ...

November 23, 2020

Interview with Kristof Bilsen – Director of the critically acclaimed film ‘MOTHER’

We spoke to director Kristof Bilsen to find out what led to the creation of his film ‘MOTHER', which looks at ...