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Monday, 23 January 2017

Useful Contacts for Caregivers and Dementia Patients



Living with dementia is an incredibly difficult and challenging experience for both the person with dementia and their loved ones.

However, there are many charities that exist to provide support to those with dementia and the family members involved.

We’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best charities in the UK to provide you with that little bit of extra support and help, in addition to the help and support that The Edith Ellen Foundation can offer. 

The UKHCA

The UKHCA is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. The Association represents over two-thousand members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Visit The UKHCAWebsite for more information.

Alternatively, give them a call on 020 8661 8188

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist one-to-one support and expert advice on all types of dementia.

They do this by providing Admiral nurses – specialist dementia nurses – who give expert, practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope.

Visit the Dementia UK website for more information.

Alternatively, give them a call on their dementia helpline 0800 888 6678.

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK aims to fund pioneering research that will make a difference to people’s lives – now and in the future.

ARUK also provides an excellent source of information about dementia and, additionally, a great page on helping young children understand dementia.

Find more information about dementia on their website.

Or you can phone them on 0300 111 5555.

Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity.

They provide support to those affected from any type of dementia by offering community-based services, providing information, pioneering research and campaigning for a better future.

The charity also provides a forum, Talking Point, where those affected by dementia can communicate together.

Find out more information on the website.

Or call their helpline number for more support 0300 222 1122.


Age UK

With an estimated 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia in 2014, 773,502 were 65 years and over.

Age UK provides advice, guidance and support covering a range of conditions which may affect people in their later years, including dementia.

Visit their website to find out more information.

Or call Age UK on 0800 169 2081.




Young Dementia UK

Young Dementia UK is a charity that exists to help people whose lives are affected by young onset dementia.

Dementia is considered young onset when it affects people under 65 and, although the symptoms are similar to older people with dementia, the impact on the individual’s life can be significantly different. Many will still have significant financial commitments, children to care for, or dependent parents.

Young Dementia UK provides a welcoming community for those affected to share their stories, experiences and offer support.

Find more information on their website.

Alternatively, you can ring them on 0186 579 4311.
 
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