There is lots of help and support available for people who are affected by memory problems and dementia.


If you have questions about symptoms, or about getting a diagnosis of dementia you can contact Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Dementia Research Infoline on 0300 111 5111 or

Following a diagnosis, it’s important to think about planning for the future. Everyone with a diagnosis is entitled to an assessment of their needs by their local social services. You can find out more about this by contacting your doctor or Alzheimer’s Society on 0333 150 3456 or They also provide information on local support services in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Alzheimer Scotland provides dementia support advice and information about local services in Scotland. Call 0808 808 3000 or email

The Admiral Nurse Helpline offers practical and medical advice to people affected by dementia and their carers, and also those with concerns about getting a diagnosis. Call 0800 888 6678 or email

If you have questions about dementia, or getting a diagnosis you can contact the Dementia Research Infoline on 0300 111 5111 or email

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Problems with your memory?

Find out more about symptoms of dementia and how to get a diagnosis through your GP.

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This information was updated in August 2021 and is due to be reviewed in August 2023, it was written by Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Information Services team with input from lay and expert reviewers. Please get in touch if you’d like a version with references or in a different format.

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