Dementia is a debilitating condition that robs people of their memories and loved ones of their companionship. It's a disease that is often in the headlines, but dementia isn't just one disease. It's an umbrella term for a number of different conditions, each with its own set of symptoms and progression.

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to dementia care, there are a number of different ways that people can get help. For example, the Alzheimer's Association offers a 24/7 helpline where people can speak to a trained professional about their concerns or questions. There are also support groups available for people with dementia and their families, as well as online resources. Admiral Nurse Helpline can be contacted between 9 am and 5 pm on 08008886678 or email

Dementia UK offers a wide range of resources to help get a dementia diagnosis. One of the best resources they offer is a free online course for families living or helping relatives with dementia. Information about memory assessments can be obtained from

Websites with resources

A Range of information about dementia

About memory assessments

Support for families