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Give the perfect gift

This Christmas you can give families facing dementia the perfect gift of the life-changing support of a specialist dementia nurse

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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

How you can help Dementia UK

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.
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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

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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

Keep in touch

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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Great North Run

Take on the UK’s biggest half marathon, famous for its North East welcome and unbeatable atmosphere, for Dementia UK.

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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.

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Amy’s story

Amy Barron talks through organising a Facebook Fundraiser to support more families facing dementia.