Alzheimer’s & Dementia Charities

Throughout the United Kingdom a number of charities exist to help those who have been diagnosed with dementia and alzheimer’s, their family and their carers.

Alzheimer's society

The largest national organisation and charity that campaigns for awareness, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia. The site contains a wide range of information about all aspects of dementia including guidance  about  how to live well with dementia. It also runs a National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22

Alzheimer's Research UK

Carries out dementia research but also answers questions about dementia and dementia research, including how you and your family and friends can get involved. The charity’s infoline – on 0300 111 5 111 – can provide help and guidance.


Is the UK’s largest charity dedicated to helping people make the most of later life. It provides services and support to inspire, enable and support older people. The website has information and advice including; advance care planning, money matters, benefits and fitness. It runs a free national helpline on 0800 055 6112.

The Carers Trust

Provides information and advice on its website for carers. It’s aim is to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring for a family member or friend. It has specialist information and help for those caring for someone with dementia.

Carers UK

Is a national charity and membership organisation for carers, providing information and advice from benefits to practical support. It prides itself on being rooted in the real experiences of it’s members and aims to offer practical help and advice that will improve the lives of carers. It also runs a national helpline 0808 808 7777.

Dementia UK

Is a national charity that aims to improve the quality of life for people with dementia. It offers advice and support to families who are living with dementia through its Admiral Nurses, who are registered nurses and dementia experts.

Dementia Action Alliance

Are an alliance of organisations across England that connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. Members are made up of leading charities, hospitals, social care providers, Government bodies, pharmaceutical companies, royal colleges, and wellbeing organisations. Their aim is to provide help and support to people living with dementia, and their carers.

Dementia friends

The Alzheimer’s society’s initiative Dementia Friends is a programme that hopes to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and offers suggestions about the ways big or small, that you can help.

Dementia Revolution

A joint venture by The Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, they have partnered to create the Dementia Revolution. The Dementia Revolution aims to raise both funds and awareness that will enable groundbreaking research at the UK Dementia Research Institute.

New! My Dementia Network

Find out what local dementia activities, services and resources are available closest to you.