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Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678 for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. The Helpline is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday to Sunday.

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What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive disorders affecting the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease. Read our information leaflet

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Types and symptoms

Find out more about the different types of dementia and the symptoms

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Getting a diagnosis

If you are concerned about your own memory, or you are worried about changes you have noticed with memory, communication, personality or behaviour of someone close to you, it is important to consult a GP as soon as possible, so that an accurate diagnosis is made

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How you can support us

Events and fundraising

Whether you want to run, trek, cycle, bake or do your own thing to raise funds for us, you’ll be helping us support and develop more Admiral Nurses to help families living with dementia face the future with confidence

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Gifts in Wills

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help us grow the number of dementia specialist Admiral Nurses so we can reach more families affected by dementia

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Only together can we improve specialist support for families; find out how you can make a difference

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Latest news and blogs

September 17, 2021

What can we learn from the Channel 4 drama ‘Help’?

Jules Knight, Consultant Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK, takes a look at the new moving Channel 4 drama 'Help' starring ...

September 17, 2021

Peter’s story

Peter was diagnosed with young onset dementia at the age of 50. Peter shares how stigma around the condition caused him ...

September 16, 2021

How to deal with other people’s negative reactions to a person with dementia when out in public

Admiral Nurse Sue Kirkup answers some of your questions about how to deal with stigma and discrimination against people ...