Dementias Platform UK does not provide direct support for patients and carers. On this website we provide information about the research work that we do, as well as the people and organisations that are involved.
If you are looking for information about dementia support there are a number of supportive charities that work with dementia patients and their carers. Here are just a few of the organisations that can provide help and support or lead you to the right source of information.
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK power world class studies seeking to beat dementia sooner. Their pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. They campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.
Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers provide both local information and over 2,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to people affected by dementia in their communities.
BRACE is a registered charity that funds research into Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Their role is to help medical science understand the causes of dementia, find ways of diagnosing it earlier and more accurately, and develop more effective treatments.
Brain Research Trust
Brain Research Trust is the umbrella charity for research into conditions of the brain and nervous system. They were established in 1971 to promote and support research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of neurological diseases.
Dementia Care is a charity that provides specialist care, support and advice to people with dementia and other neurological disorders such as acquired brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. They also support a small number of people with functional mental health disorders and learning disabilities where their skills meet individual’s specialist requirements.
Dementia UK provides Admiral Nurses – specialist dementia nurses who give expert, practical and emotional care and support for family carers, as well as the person with dementia. Admiral Nurses provide families with an understanding of dementia and give them the tools and skills to deal with challenges effectively. They also provide psychological support to help family carers to carry on caring for their family member. They can also provide referrals to other appropriate services and liaison with other professionals to provide holistic support when it’s most needed.
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity. They develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK providing evidence and expertise to help discover what works and how to intervene earlier.
MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Their local Minds support over 250,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND), their families, friends and carers. They provide a wide range of services, information about MND, and funding for research.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning. They are a membership organisation with nearly 8,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services.
RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People)
RICE carry out research covering a wide variety of areas, intended to advance the knowledge and treatment of the more serious conditions affecting older people, in particular Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and to improve their quality of life.