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If you're keen to find out more about dementia, there are lots of great sources of advice or information.

Online, there are lots of websites offering information, advice and support. Or you might want to explore dementia further through books, films or TV. Through the news, you can find updates on issues like good social care for people with dementia, or the latest research into treatments.

In this section, we'll show you the best places to go if you want to continue learning about dementia.

  • Information, advice & support online

  • Books, film & TV (coming soon)

  • In the news (coming soon)

If you have a diagnosis of dementia, or you’re caring for someone with the condition, good information, advice and support are essential. Even if you just know somebody with dementia – like a neighbour or friend – or want to find out more, it helps to know where to look.

But the web is full of health information and it can be hard to know who to trust. So we’ve picked out some of the best places you can go online for dementia information, advice and support.

  • www.alzheimers.org.uk

    Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s largest dementia charity. They provide information and support to people with dementia and their carers, and invest in research.

    Dementia information

    The Alzheimer’s Society website contains a huge amount of information on all aspects of dementia. Their online factsheets cover specific topics in a lot of detail. You can also order hard copies of their information.

    Their health information is certified by the Information Standard. This is an accreditation scheme that assures you that the information you’re reading is of a high quality.


    Talking Point

    Talking Point is an online discussion forum run by Alzheimer’s society for people affected by dementia. Users share advice and information, and offer emotional support. The forum is moderated, but remember: as with any social platform there’s no failsafe way of screening posts. There could be some discussions that you find unhelpful or upsetting, so be sure to read the guidelines and rules before getting started.

  • www.nhs.uk

    NHS Choices is the National Health Service’s health information website. It provides information and advice on a wide range of health topics, including dementia.

    Dementia Choices

    This section of the website is dedicated to dementia. It includes information about symptoms and diagnosis, living well with dementia and care and support. You can read real-life stories from people with dementia and their carers and learn how you can become more involved in helping those affected.

  • www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

    Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity dedicated to powering research into dementia, focusing on prevention, treatment and cure.

    About dementia

    This section of the website provides comprehensive information about dementia. The main focus is on the facts around dementia, rather than practical support for carers.

    Their health information is certified by the Information Standard. This is an accreditation scheme that assures you that the information you’re reading is of a high quality.

    Dementia explained

    This whole area is dedicated to dementia information for children. It’s divided into three categories: information for young children, juniors and teenagers. Games and interactive features make the subject more engaging.

  • www.ageuk.org.uk

    Age UK is a charity helping people make the most of later life. As a whole, it has a much wider remit than just dementia, but it does offer services and expertise in this area.

    Dementia information

    This section of the Age UK website provides information about dementia. Their guide Caring for someone with dementia is particularly helpful.

  • www.carersuk.org/forum

    Carers UK – a membership charity supporting carers of all kinds – hosts a forum on its website.

    Dementia discussion board

    This board on the forum is for dementia carers to share and seek information, advice and support. The forum is moderated, but remember: as with any social platform there’s no failsafe way of screening posts. There could be some discussions that you find unhelpful or upsetting, so be sure to read the guidelines and rules before getting started.

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