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

If you have questions about symptoms, diagnosis, or treatments for dementia you can contact the Alzheimer’s Research UK Dementia Research Infoline on 0300 111 5111 or


The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is provided by Dementia UK. The Helpline is run by dementia nurses who can give  practical and medical advice, support and care tips.

Call 0800 888 6678 or email


The Stroke Association provides information and support for those who have experienced a stroke. Call 0303 3033 100 or visit their website


Alzheimer’s Society provides dementia care information, emotional support, and local support groups.

Call 0300 150 3456 or email


Alzheimer Scotland offers support services, information and advice to people in Scotland.

Call 0808 808 3000 or email


For more details of other helpful dementia organisations, visit our page Support for people affected by dementia: organisations that can help.

You can also speak to your doctor or practice nurse for advice and signposting to local services.

Support for people affected by dementia

This booklet is for people affected by dementia, including family, friends and carers. It lists organisations offering help, advice, information and support.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK has a wide range of information about dementia. Order booklets or download them from our online form.

This information was updated in December 2021 and is due to be reviewed in December 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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Dementia Research Infoline

Want to know more about dementia? Keen to take part in research studies?

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0300 111 5 111