Take on the 24/7 challenge

Caring for someone with dementia is a 24/7 job. This August, clock up 24 hours of any activity to raise vital funds for Admiral Nurses

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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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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

August 6, 2020

Keeping a person with dementia safe during hot weather

With the UK currently experiencing a mini heatwave, people are flocking outside to get their dose of vitamin D. However ...

July 29, 2020

How Admiral Nurse Cathrina Moore has reunited families in care homes during the pandemic

We spoke to Admiral Nurse Cathrina Moore who works at the specialist dementia facility Chapel House Care in Cheshire....

July 24, 2020

Advice for people with dementia around face coverings

Our Helpline Admiral Nurse, Rachel Watson, advises families with dementia on what to do around the changing guidance ...