Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.

There is a range of support organisations that offer practical and emotional support for people with dementia and those helping to care for them.

These include the following:

The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is provided by Dementia UK. The Helpline is staffed by trained dementia nurses who can give people with dementia and their families practical advice, support and tips. Call 0800 888 6678 or email

Alzheimer’s Society provides information, help and local support groups. Call 0300 222 1122 or email

Alzheimer Scotland offers support services, information and advice to people in Scotland. Call 0808 808 3000 or email

For more details of these and other organisations, visit our support for those affected by dementia page.

You can also speak to your doctor or practice nurse for advice.

This information was updated in December 2019 and is due for review in December 2021. It does not replace any advice that doctors, pharmacists or nurses may give you. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.

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