Alzheimer's Society are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers, providing information and support, fund research and campaign to raise awareness.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

For comprehensive information about dementia including types, progression and an A-Z of related topics follow this link.

Guides and Advice

Guides and advice about living and caring for somebody with dementia at the follwing links:


The society has published more than 100 factsheets that cover a wide range of dementia-related topics.

A full list of all their publications and fact lists is available at this link.

Podcasts and Videos

Selected factsheets are available to listen to online at this link

A full length film - "Guide to Dementia" is available on YouTube. It is aimed at anyone who has recently been told they have dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. It will also be useful to close friends and family of someone with dementia, as it contains information for anyone taking on a caring role.

Driving and Dementia

Knowing when to give up driving is a complex and emotive issue. Guidelines to help you decide are available here.

A guide to How to apply for a blue badge for a person with dementia ia available here.

Dementia Connect is Alzheimer's Society's comprehensive services directory for people affected by dementia. To find services in your area follow this link.

Talking Point is a free, 24 hour online community for anyone affected by dementia. It's a safe place to ask questions, share your experiences and receive advice and support. To find out more about the forum and how to join follow this link.  

Side by Side pair people with dementia and volunteers so they can keep doing the things they love and get out and about.  Side by Side volunteers can help people with dementia to live the lives they want and deserve.


Keep up to date with the latest research news, fundraising events, important campaigns and everything the Society has to share with you by subscribing to their e-newsletters at the bottom of their homepage.


If you have concerns about Alzheimer's disease or about any other form of dementia, the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.

You can contact the helpline by:

  • Telephone: 0300 222 1122
  • Email

For full contact details follow this link.

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