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Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. When you or someone you care for is living with dementia, your world can fall apart.

There are over 200 different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, vascular, Lewy bodies, frontotemporal and mixed dementia.

Here’s how we can help.

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Practical support

We work closely with Dementia UK and their Admiral Nurses to give you access to specialist advice and support when you need it.

Admiral Nurses are experienced registered nurses. They provide specialist one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions to people with dementia, their families and people important to them.

If you’d like to find out more about dementia or if you’d like to speak to an Admiral Nurse for support and advice, please book an appointment. These Dementia UK virtual clinics are free and confidential and funded by us. You can speak to someone by video or phone.

Note: Appointments are subject to availability. When you click the box below you will leave this website and be subject to Dementia UK terms and conditions.

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Getting a dementia diagnosis

Book now for our next webinar

Recognise the early symptoms of dementia and how to get support.

  • Date: 21 May 2024
  • Time: 11am to 12noon
  • Facilitator: Dementia UK

Support for you as a carer

Caring for a partner, parent, family member or friend with dementia is tough. Find support which can help you and the person you care for.

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Money worries and legal matters

Dementia can bring new financial concerns. From state benefits or managing debt to Power of Attorney and Wills, help is available.

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Useful organisations

Dementia UK

Helpline: 0800 888 6678
Email: helpline@dementiauk.org

Specialist dementia nursing charity that is there for the whole family. Their Admiral Nurses provide free, life-changing support and advice to anyone affected by dementia.

Alzheimer's Society

Helpline: 0333 150 3456

Dedicated support to those who need it as well as campaigns and funding groundbreaking research for a better tomorrow.

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

Pathways Through Dementia

Helping people unravel the legalities of the dementia journey such as paying for care, managing finances and welfare benefits.

TIDE – Together in Dementia Everyday

Working side-by-side with carers of people with dementia to ensure that their voices are heard.

NHS

Sources of help and support for everyone involved with a dementia diagnosis.

Medic Alert

Produce medic alert ID bracelets.

Webinars

Our library of webinars covers a range of dementia topics including understanding dementia, the acute hospital and end of life care.

Led by our own team of service experts, each webinar includes tools, ideas and sources of further help and advice.

How we can help and support you

Talk to someone

Our wellbeing team are on-hand to talk to you about your situation. We’ll listen and suggest ways we can help.

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With the support of the Charity for Civil Servants, I was able to develop a variety of strategies to help me balance work and home life.
Jonathan's Story

Got a question?

If you are not sure what you need or have question, contact us.

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