Financial and legal sources of support

Read more about legal terms you might encounter when you care for someone with dementia, advice on the benefits that you may be able to claim, and details of services that can support you

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We’re Dementia UK – the specialist dementia nurse charity

When you’re facing dementia, life can feel overwhelming. Our nurses, called Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia.

We have helped thousands of families to live better for longer with dementia, which comes from the time we take to get to know people and understand their experiences. That doesn’t mean we’ll have all the answers. But we know what you’re experiencing and we can help you through it.

Talk to a dementia specialist Admiral Nurse

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Call our Helpline

Our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses are here to help.

To speak to a  nurse, call us on 0800 888 6678 (Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm, every day except 25th December)

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Book an online appointment

Our Admiral Nurse clinics give you the chance to discuss any questions or concerns with a specialist dementia nurse, at a time and place that suits you.

Our clinic appointments can be held over the phone or on Zoom

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Advice and information about dementia

Whether you or someone you care about is affected by dementia, we know it can at times feel overwhelming. We have lots of information available to help you understand more about dementia and help make things more manageable.

Read our information on Covid-19 >
Find out more about what dementia is >
Read about the different types of  dementia and symptoms >
Our advice on getting a diagnosis >
Learn more about changes in behaviour >

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, you’ll be helping us support and develop more Admiral Nurses to help families living with dementia face the future with confidence

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Gifts in Wills

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

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

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