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Memory loss and dementia: charities

There are many charities in the UK providing information, advice, support, services and products to people living with memory loss and dementia, as well as their friends, families and carers.

To make your search that little bit easier, we've put the charities into three different groups, as follows:

  • Dementia support charities;
  • Dementia research charities; and
  • Charities supporting older people that also provide dementia support.

Dementia support charities

Alzheimer's Society. The Alzheimer's Society is a national advice, support and research charity for all people affected by dementia. 

Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia. Alzheimer Scotland provides support services, community activities, information and advice for people with dementia and their carers.

Dementia Gateway (part of SCIE). The Dementia Gateway, run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), is an online resource containing supportive information for carers, people living with dementia and their friends and family. 

Dementia UK. Dementia UK is a national charity providing one to one support for people living with dementia and their families through their Admiral Nurse programme.

Jewish Care's Community Support and Social Work service. By supporting individuals, families and communities, this service enables people to identify care options that offer dignity and choice. It also advocates on behalf of people whilst offering advice and guidance. Call 0208 922 2222 or send an email to helpline@jcare.org.

Young Dementia UK. Young Dementia UK is a national charity providing information, advice and resources for people with young onset dementia as well as their  friends, families and wider care networks.   

Dementia research charities

Alzheimer's Research UK. Alzheimer's Research UK funds innovative research that seeks to defeat dementia.

Lewy Body Society. The Lewy Body Society supports research and awareness into Lewy body disease and other causes of dementia.

Charities supporting older people

Age UK. Age UK is the largest national charity that provides information, advice, support and products for older people as well as their friends, families and carers. This includes people living with dementia. 
Independent Age. Independent age is a national charity that offers free information and advice for older people on care, benefits, social support and daily living. As dementia is mainly prevalent amongst older people, the organisation also provides information living with dementia.

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