Dementia is a term used to describe a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain from functioning. There are nine different types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common.

Common symptoms of dementia include memory loss, cognitive decline, mood changes and difficulties with communication.

There are many services available who want to support people with dementia and their loved ones.

  • Age UK

    A dementia diagnosis can be overwhelming – and it may feel like everything has changed. But our information and advice can help – whether you want to better understand dementia symptoms or need support finding and arranging social care.

    Dementia in the UK | Age UK

  • Alzheimer’s Society

    At Alzheimer’s Society we’re working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. We do this by giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future.

    Alzheimer’s Society

  • Alzheimer’s Research UK

    Find contact details of organisations that provide care, support and/or information for people with dementia, their carers and loved ones.

    Alzheimer’s Research UK

  • Dementia UK

    We are the specialist dementia nursing charity that is here for the whole family. Our nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free, life-changing support and advice to anyone affected by dementia.

    Dementia UK

  • BaNES Council

    Find groups and organisations that can support people living with Dementia.

    Live Well in Bath & North East Somerset

Alzheimer’s UK have recently begun a new programme called ‘Time for Dementia’, giving unique opportunities for undergraduate healthcare students to regularly meet with a person with dementia and their carer. Such meetings will enable undergraduate students to understand what it is like to live with dementia, and the impact dementia may have. The benefits of the programme enables students to challenge their own preconceptions of dementia, gaining knowledge of what it is like to live with dementia and understand the important role that carers play. The programme has been running since 2014, which has enabled over five thousand students to gain a better understanding of dementia. If you would like to join or learn more about ‘Time for Dementia’, please visit Time for Dementia programme | Alzheimer’s Society (