Additional support and advice

Dementia online resources

Helplines

Admiral nurses dementia helpline

Anyone with a question or concern about dementia can call the dementia helpline for free.

Call: 0800 888 6678 Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm
Email: helpline@dementiauk.org or submit the online form to get in touch.

Alzheimer’s Society dementia connect helpline

Call the dementia connect support line if you need personalised dementia information, advise and support.

Call: 0333 150 3456 Monday to Wednesday from 9am to 8pm, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

LGBT Foundation information and support line

If you feel like you've nowhere else to turn, the helpline provides support and advice. It's been running for 45 years, and is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators all of whom receive extensive training and support.

Call: 0345 330 3030

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people. They're open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Call: 0800 470 8090

They also offer telephone friendship matching volunteers with older people based on their interested, facilitated group calls and help connect people to services in their local area.


Online learning

Future Learn

Future Learn provides free online courses where you can explore dementia information, research and best practice.

Their Dementia Care; Staying Connected and Living Well course is designed to help carers stay connected to loved ones, manage stress at home and defuse difficult situations. You can start the course for free or upgrade for extra benefits.


Online forums

Dementia Talking Point

Dementia Talking Point is an online support community run by the Alzheimer’s Society. You can become a member of the community to receive support, ask for advice, read others’ stories and share information.

Carers UK Dementia forum

Carers UK Dementia forum is for issues specific to caring for someone with dementia.

Health Talk

Visit the Health Talk website to find out about the experience of caring for someone with dementia by seeing and hearing people share their personal stories on film.

Speak out with dementia

Speak out with dementia is an online peer support group for LGBTQ+ people living with a diagnosis of dementia.

You can join the group or find out more by emailing info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk


Useful websites

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a national charity which campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Their website includes a range of information to help people living with dementia and their carers.

There’s also a free 24/7 helpline and online forum if you’ve any questions.

Accessible resources are available including:

  • translations into different languages
  • easy read versions
  • online videos

There's advice and practical tips for supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) person living with dementia.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist support for families through their Admiral Nurse service. Their website also includes a range of information, videos and leaflets to help you understand more about dementia.

The Admiral Nurse Dementia 24/7 free helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Call: 0800 888 6678

NHS

The NHS Dementia Guide aims to raise awareness of dementia and help people create networks and better understand the impact of the condition. There are links to lots of information on dementia and sources of local and national support.

You can also sign up to receive dementia service emailswhich guide you through the often difficult time after a dementia diagnosis.

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Their website includes information and advice on a wide range of topics including dementia.

There’s also a free confidential helpline for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals.

Carers UK

Carers UK is a national charity for carers which aims to make life better for carers.

Their website includes a range of expert advice, information and support

The Carers Trust

The Carers Trust provides information and advice on its website for carers, including how to get support yourself.

Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

DEEP is an organisation run by people with dementia advising and exchanging with others what matters and how to live well with dementia. There are several useful resources on their website.

Tide: together in dementia everyday

Tide is a UK wide involvement network of carers, former carers and health and care professionals who are working together to build a better future for carers of people living with dementia.

UK Care Guide

Visit the UK Care Guide website to read 'Living with dementia – 51 tips to help you with daily living'.


Apps

A walk-through dementia

‘A walk-through dementia’ is a unique app designed to put you in the shoes of somebody living with dementia. It was developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK.

My house of memories

The 'My house of Memories' app lets you explore objects from the past and share memories together. It’s been designed for, and with, people living with dementia. The app is free to download from the App store and Google Play.