Admiral Nurse sitting with man

World Alzheimer’s Month

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia.

We know many families struggle with accessing support after a dementia diagnosis. Our specialist dementia nurses hear from families every day who are left feeling isolated at the most difficult of times.

This World Alzheimer’s Month we’re sharing your experiences of support after diagnosis, as well as how we can help.

World Alzheimer’s Day is part of the awareness month and takes place on 21st September.

Your stories

Ricky and his gran (on the left)

Ricky's story

Ricky’s gran was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020. He shares how his family is doing everything possible to keep her comfortable and happy

Read his story
Linda, John and daughter

John and Linda's story

John’s wife Linda was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2015, at the age of 53. John shares the obstacles they experienced when trying to get a diagnosis.

Read their story

Support for you

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be distressing for the person with dementia and their family.

Our specialist dementia nurses are here to help you throughout the process and to answer any questions and concerns you have. Find out how you can speak to a nurse through our free national Helpline or by booking a video or telephone appointment at a time that works for you.

Waiting for a diagnosis

We are aware that in some areas, there are waiting lists for a memory assessment or diagnosis. This may be due to delays in accessing GPs, Memory Clinic services, or other healthcare professionals who specialise in diagnosing dementia.

However, there are steps you can take whilst you are waiting for an assessment

Find out more

Next steps after a diagnosis

Our specialist dementia nurses explain what you should do if you or someone close to you have been diagnosed with dementia

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Coping after a diagnosis

Being diagnosed with dementia can be a shock and often triggers difficult emotions. Our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses share their advice on how to cope after a diagnosis

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