Links to National Organisations
Here are some links to a wide range of national organisations. This is provided as an information source only. Dementia web cannot be responsible for the contents of any external websites.
- Guideposts Trust provide direct services in the community for people with or recovering from mental health issues, for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, for people with a learning disability and for children with special needs.
- Age UK is a national organisation formed by the merging of Help the Aged and Age Concern. It is concerned with all aspects of ageing and caring for an ageing population.
- Alzheimer Scotland provides a support service to people living in Scotland. 24 hour freephone helpline number 0808808 3000
- The Alzheimer's Research Trust is at the forefront of research into Alzheimer's and other dementias. You can contact the trust for information about dementia, research or to make a donation.
- The Alzheimer's Society has information on a wide range of dementia related topics. Includes a dementia forum.
- Bradford Dementia Group
Through research, education and training the aim is to improve policy and practice in dementia care.
- The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulatory body of health and care in England. It can provide independent reports and quality ratings on all care homes in your area.
- Carers UK has information on a wide range of dementia related topics. Includes a dementia forum.
- Dementia UK The charity has four core areas: Admiral Nurses provide practical and emotional support to family carers of people with dementia. A telephone helpline. Dementia UK training. Uniting carers. Contact 020 7874 7200
- The Department of Health for information for carers, including funding, grants, a carers' forum and support services. Includes a dementia forum.
- The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists provide contacts for local registered practitioners. Telephone number 0207 2348620
- First Stop offers an advice service for older people for housing, care, finance and your rights. Advice line 0800 3777070
- Age UK has information about all aspects of being older - research into ageing, providing care for the elderly, financial help for carers.. Includes a forum.
- The National Health Service website has a wide range of information about dementia including symptoms and early signs and the process of getting a diagnosis.
- Parkinson's UK Working to find a cure and improve the lives of people affected by Parkinson's. Has local branches and groups. Helpline telephone number 0808 800 0303.
- RNIB Royal National Institute of Blind PeopleInformation and support to anyone with concerns about their sight and eye health. Helpline number 0303 123 9999. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Royal National Institute for Deaf People
The UK's largest charity tackling hearing loss. Information telephone number 0808 808 0123. Textphone 0808 808 9000
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists produce a range of fact sheets about dementia, memory and depression.
- The Residents and Relatives' Association exists for older people needing or living in residential care homes and their families. Can offer a listening ear, information and advice on a wide range of issues relating to residential care.
- SPECAL (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer's) is a charitable organisation with an innovative approach to the lifelong well-being of people with dementia.
- The Stroke Association provides support for people concerned about the effects of having a stroke.
- University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre
The aim is to provide training to professional and family carers in all aspects of dementia care and understanding.
This national charity provides essential breaks for carers and people with a disability.