International Alzheimer's organisations

Alzheimer Disease International

Alzheimer Disease International is an umbrella group of 64 Alzheimer associations throughout the world. Each of their members is the national Alzheimer's association in their country.

Alzheimer Europe

Alzheimer Europe is a non-governmental organisation aimed at raising awareness of all forms of dementia through coordination and cooperation between Alzheimer's and related disorders organisations in Europe, as well as organising support to the people with the disease and their carers.

Alzheimer's Society

The UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Alzheimer's Research UK

We encourage everyone to join us in supporting research and achieving a world free from dementia.

Join Dementia Research

A place to register your interest in participating in dementia research.

Useful websites

ACE Club

The ACE Club, welcomes members who have experience of living with memory difficulties due to Young Onset Alzheimer’s or other associated conditions, aswell as partners, families and supporters. The Club provides opportunities for Activity, Companionship and Enjoyment through our active engagement in the local community.

Age Scotland

Age UK

Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. It works to reduce the levels of alcohol misuse and to develop the range and quality of helping services available to problem drinkers and their families.

AT Dementia

The AT Dementia website provides user-friendly information about assistive technology for people with dementia.

Bettercaring

Bettercaring is dedicated to providing a comprehensive service for anyone looking for answers to crucial questions about their own care or care for their loved ones. From searching for the right type of care to finding the funds to pay for it, bettercaring can help.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the UK's largest advocacy charity providing information and support for all types of bladder and bowel related problems, for patients, their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

Blood Pressure Association

The Blood Pressure Association is a voluntary organisation which aims to draw attention to the need to improve detection, management and treatment of high blood pressure conditions.

Borders Carer Centre

The Borders Carers Centre provides FREE independent help & support to unpaid family carers (aged 18+) of people with all types of illness and disability throughout the Scottish Borders. Call us on 01896 752431

Bradford Dementia Group

Bradford Dementia Group at the University of Bradford specialise in research, education and training in dementia care; they offer degree programmes, short courses, study days and seminars.

The Bridge

The Bridge is a Council for Voluntary Service and a community development organisation. We are an integral part of the Borders Third Sector Partnership - the Third Sector Interface (TSI) for the Scottish Borders.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

A professional body for counselling and psychotherapy and a reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.

British Association/College of Occupational Therapists

The representative body for Occupational Therapists.

British Dental Association

The British Dental Association is the professional association and trade union for dentists in the UK.

British Medical Association

The British Medical Association (BMA) represents all doctors from all branches of medicine all over the UK.

British Psychological Society

The British Psychological Society is the representative body for psychologist and psychology in the UK.

British Reflexology Association

The British Reflexology Association is a representative body for persons practising the method of Reflexology as a profession and for students training in the method.

British Society of Audiology

The British Society of Audiology aims to increase knowledge of hearing and balance and to enhance audiological practice by dissemination and education.

Care and Repair Scotland

Care and Repair offers advice and assistance to enable people to repair, improve or adapt their homes. We aim to contribute to independent living.

Care Information Scotland

Care Inspectorate 

We are the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care services in Scotland. We make sure people receive high quality care and ensure that services promote and protect their rights.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Carer's UK

Carer's UK is a charity which aims to improve the lives of carers.

Carers Trust

Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Centre for Accessible Environments

The Centre for Accessible Environments can give information over the phone and supply factsheets on building design for people with disabilities.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.

Citizens Advice Bureaux

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship has a network of groups throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that meet regularly to enjoy social activities, lunches, holidays and helping older retired Civil Servants through visiting and volunteering.

College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining Body for optometry in the UK.

Counselling Directory 

Counselling Directory is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, fees and contact details. 

COSLA

COSLA, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, is the representative voice of Scottish local government and also acts as the employers’ association on behalf of all 32 Scottish Councils.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Surveillance Unit

The incidence of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is monitored in the UK by the CJD surveillance unit based at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support. It offers information, advice, education and training services.

Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network

DeNDRoN is a national initiative set up by the Department of Health to ensure that doctors, nurses, patients, partners, carers, ex-carers, researchers and NHS trusts all work together to improve the quality and effectiveness of research into dementia and neurodegenerative diseases across the UK.

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance is made up of over 40 organisations committed to transforming the quality of life of people living with dementia in the UK and the millions of people who care for them.

Dementia and Equality: Meeting the challenge in Scotland report

Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) 

What is DEEP? The Dementia Engagement & Empowerment Project (DEEP) brings together groups of people with dementia from across the UK.

Dementia Gateway

Welcome to the Dementia Gateway, containing supportive information and resources, including videos, e-learning material and downloads, for care workers, people living with dementia, and their friends and family. Some resources on the Dementia Gateway are mapped to the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) units to support your learning.

Dementia Managed Knowledge Network (MKN)

The dementia MKN offers up-to-date information, new resources and opportunities for discussion. Join this network to access or share knowledge about improving care and support for people with dementia, and their families and carers.

Centre for Dementia Prevention

Bringing together clinical, basic science and social science expertise to understand and reduce risk associated with dementia.

Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions is repsonsible for the payment of welfare benefits.

Depression Alliance

The Depression Alliances work to relieve and to prevent depression by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via our publications, supporter services and network of self-help groups.

Directory of Social Change

An independent source of information and support to voluntary and community sectors worldwide.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Disabled Living Foundation is a UK charity providing expert and unbiased information and advice on disability equipment and ways of managing disability.

Down's Syndrome Association

The mission of the Down's Syndrome Association is to help people with Down's syndrome live full and rewarding lives.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

The driver and vehicle licensing agency for the UK.

Dying matters

Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement

East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network

Elderly Accomodation Counsel

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.

Equality and human rights commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission was launched in October 2007, taking over the role and functions of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and assuming new responsibilities for sexual orientation, age, religion and belief, and human rights.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.

Genetic Interest Group

The Genetic Interest Group is a national alliance of organisations for people affected by genetic disorders/genetic diseases. Its primary goal is to promote awareness and understanding of genetic disorders so that high quality services for people affected by genetic conditions are developed and made available to all who need them.

Gov.UK

List of government services and information. This website replaces Direct Gov

Huntington's Disease Association

The Huntington's Disease Association provides information, advice, support and publications for families affected by Huntington's Disease in England and Wales.

Independent Age

Provides an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. This is integrated with local support, including one-to-one and group befriending schemes.

Independent Feedback

Independent Feedback is a UK wide visiting and reporting service for those who have emigrated from the UK, leaving behind elderly relatives. It provides advice and an independent accurate assessment of the current standard and circumstances of your relative’s welfare.

Institute for Complementary Medicine

The Institute for Complementary Medicine (ICM) been created as an enabling charity whose aims are to offer to the public an informed choice of safe complementary medicine, which is practised by professional practitioners trained to a high level of competence.

Innovations in Dementia CIC

We work nationally with people with dementia, partner organisations and professionals with the aim of developing and testing projects that will enhance the lives of people with dementia.

 

Jewish Care

Providing care and support to the Jewish community in London and the south east.

Kingshill Research Centre

The Kingshill Research Centre aspires to improve 'quality of life' for people with dementia and their carers by producing high quality research information for use in the development of new treatment alternatives.

Living it Up

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides a range of services for people living with cancer including Marie Curie Nurses and Hospices

Mental Health Foundation

The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity's work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.

Mental Health Foundation -Dementia choices

The Dementia Choices project was set up to explore self-directed support for people living with dementia, their families and friends, and staff who support them.

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

MHA

MHA is a charity providing care homes, housing and support services for older people throughout Britain.

Mildmay Hospital

Mildmay specialise in the care of people at all stages of HIV infection – from initial diagnosis through to final phase. They specialise in rehabilitation for people with cognitive deficits caused by the HIV virus.

MIND

A mental health charity which aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental distress in England and Wales.

Money Advice Service

A not for profit government organisation created solely to help people with their finances.

My Home Life

Our vision is a world where all care homes for older people are great places to live, die, visit and work.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Multiple Sclerosis Society funds MS research, runs holiday homes and respite care, provides grants, education, information and training on MS.

National Council for Palliative Care

The National Council for Palliative Care's mission is to ensure that all those with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions receive the palliative care they need. They have supported a 3 year project on palliative care for people with dementia.

NHS Choices

The official gateway to National Health Service organisations on the internet.

NHS Choices - Dementia

Dementia section of the NHS Choices website.

NHS Education for Scotland 

NHSScotland's education and training body ensuring that patients and their families get the best healthcare possible from well trained and educated staff.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

The Nursing and Midwifery Council is an organisation set up by Parliament to ensure nurses, midwives and health visitors provide high standards of care to their patients and clients.

Office of the Public Guardian

This site tells you about the role of Office of the Public Guardian Scotland and provides a single information point about financial provisions contained in the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

Parkinson's Disease Society

Some people with Parkinson's do develop dementia. The Society offers information, advice and support for people with Parkinson's and their families.

Patients Association

A national organisation which campaigns for the rights of patients and for better health services.

Paying for care

The Paying for Care website provides information for consumers about aspects of long-term care funding and particularly where to get appropriate financial advice.

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group

A support group for carers of people with fronto-temporal dementia, including Pick's Disease, Frontal Lobe Degeneration, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Corticobasal Degeneration and Alcohol Related Dementia.

Posterior Cortical Atrophy Support Group Website

Support group offering information, advice and social opportunities for individuals with PCA and their families.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association

The Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association provides information and support to sufferers of this progressive neuro-degenerative disease, their carers and their families across Europe and internationally, and promotes awareness of the disease, particularly in the UK.

Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen’s Nursing Institute is the charity dedicated to improving patient care by supporting community nurses.

RADAR

RADAR is an organisation of disabled people that campaigns and provides information on disability issues.

RAF Benevolent Fund

The RAF Benevolent Fund is here to provide support to all members of the RAF family in need. If you have ever served in the Royal Air Force, or you are an immediate dependant of someone who served, then you may be eligible for assistance. You can also call us free on 0800 169 2942 to find out more.

Relatives and Residents Association

The Relatives and Residents Association offers practical and emotional support to relatives whose family member has entered residential care.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a mental health charity providing advice and information, local services, support groups and a campaigning voice for everyone affected by mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional and educational organisation for all psychiatrists in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It also produces a wide range of publications about various mental health conditions including dementia designed for the general public which can be downloaded from their website.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service is one of the UK's largest charities and voluntary organisations. Royal Voluntary Service aims to give older people the opportunity and choice to get more out of life.

Saga Respite for Carers Trust

The Trust is all about rewarding people who care selflessly for their loved ones by giving them a well-earned holiday, while ensuring continuity of care.

Samaritans

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. On 21st September 2015, Samaritans launched a new freecall number: 116 123. You can call free anytime, from any phone.

Self Directed Support in Scotland

Scottish government 

Dementia is a national priority for the Scottish Government.

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

Scottish Social Services 

We are working to raise standards of practice, strengthen and support the professionalism of the social service workforce and increase the protection of people who use social services.

Shared Care Scotland

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

The professional body for chiropodists and podiatrists.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK. We co-produce our work with people who use services and carers.

Sonas

Sonas is a multisensory stimulation technque developed specifically for people with dementia. Sonas aPc is a registerd charity that provides training in the Sonas technique.

Stroke Association

The Stroke Association funds research into the prevention of stroke, its treatment, and better methods of rehabilitation.

Terrence Higgins Trust

Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading HIV and AIDS charity in the UK and the largest in Europe.

The Dementia Services Development Centre, Northern Ireland

The Dementia Services Development Centre operates as a virtual network from Centres in Northern Ireland and the University of Stirling and works to spread research and good practice about home and hospital care for people with any type of dementia.

Tourism for all

Tourism for All UK is a national charity dedicated to standards of world class tourism which are welcoming to all.

University of Stirling Dementia Services Development Centre

The Dementia Services Development Centre provides comprehensive dementia education and training, consultancy and research services. The Centre’s flagship Iris Murdoch Building is a model for dementia friendly design.

Vitalise

Vitalise is a national charity providing essential breaks (respite care) for people with disabilities, visually impaired people, and carers. Vitalise's centres provide 24-hour care on-call and personal support in a relaxed, holiday environment. They also run breaks especially for guest with Alzheimer's / dementia.

Which? Elderly Care

Free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK.

YoungDementia UK

YoungDementia UK is dedicated to ensuring people afected by young onset dementia have the best opportunity to live well.

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Brightwire

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