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Highlighting LGBT+ dementia services

This LGBT+ history month we are highlighting services that support LGBT+ people living with dementia.

Living with dementia as an LGBT+ person may bring particular challenges for both the person with the diagnosis and their loved ones.  

Here are some services that offer support to the LGBT+ community and to anyone caring for an LGBT+ person with dementia.

Opening Doors  

Opening Doors is a charity that supports LGBT+ people aged 50+ across the UK. They run a series of online support groups for LGBT+ people living with dementia; or looking after someone with dementia. 

Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) 

DEEP is a network of peer support groups around the UK that provide opportunities for people living with dementia to support each other. They run an online LGBT+ group called Speak out with dementia. 

Dementia United

Dementia United is the Greater Manchester programme for dementia. They run an online LGBT+ support group which is a safe place for people with dementia to express themselves.  

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT+ communities.  

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Switchboard are based in Brighton and offer one-to-one support, in person, by phone, or online. They also offer training, advice, and information on LGBT+ dementia for individuals, care givers, and organisations.