Dementia Support Groups

Dementia support groups and organisations in the UKFind dementia support groups & organisations in the UK. We provide contact details of national & local dementia services. Find telephone numbers, websites and contact details of groups organisations that specialize in dementia care and support.

These support groups can help you with information and help you find support groups and organisations in your local area that you live.

Dementia support groups are in alphabetical order

Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.
Telephone – 0808 808 8141

Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help the Aged)

Age UK is the one of the UK’s leading charities for the elderly. They provide life-enhancing services and vital support to many people with dementia. Age UK also have many dementia support group meetings throughout the UK and a group can be found in almost every county.
To contact AgeUK
Telephone – 0800 169 6565

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services (ADSS)

ADSS provide services in the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley, which have been developed to encourage choice in a dignified, supportive and friendly atmosphere. Based In Kent.
To contact ADSS
Telephone01474 533990

Alzheimer’s Disease International (Alz)

ADI is the international federation of Alzheimer associations in the UK and around the world. They are based in London.
To contact Alzheimer’s Disease International
Email –
Telephone – 020 79810880

Alzheimer’s Scotland

Alzheimer’s Scotland run a 24 hour, free phone Dementia Help-line  for people with dementia, carers and family members, or anyone with any questions or concerns regarding dementia.
To contact Alzheimer’s Scotland
Email –
Telephone – 0808 808 3000

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society are leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, their families and carer workers. They organise and provide many dementia support groups throughout the UK.
To contact the Alzheimer’s Society
Telephone – 020 7423 3500

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research Uk specialise in funding world-class, pioneering research at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and cures for dementias.
To contact Alzheimer’s Research
Telephone – 01223 843899

Art 4 Dementia 

Arts 4 Dementia Ltd is a new charity helping to develop and co-ordinate high quality inter-generational arts opportunities for people living with dementia in the community. Stimulating brain activity and bringing inspirational relief from anxiety and confusion, for them, their families and carers. We have more information and a short video here.
To contact Arts4dementia
Telephone – 020 8780 5217

At Dementia

Provides Information and advice on assistive technologies for people with dementia. A UK-based charity funded with help from the department of health. Also provides information on  dementia consultancy and education for all dementia support groups and individuals.

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012.
To contact
Telephone – 0844 800 4361

Carer Watch

These are a brilliant campaign group for carers across the UK that is run by independent unpaid carers.
Check them out and help if you can.

Carers UK

Carers UK provides advice and information to carers and professionals who support carers. They provide information and advice to carers about their rights. How to get support and how to complain effectively and challenge decisions.
To contact Carers UK
Telephone – 0808 808 7777 (Weds and Thurs 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm),

Contented Dementia Trust

The Contented Dementia Trust helps those who have already been diagnosed with some form of dementia and their carers. For whom practical help and resources are more important than research into prevention and cure.
To contact the Contented Dementia Trust
Email –

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance is made up of over 900 organisations and dementia support groups. They are 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 Club UK

Dementia Club UK was started by Cllr. Lisa Rutter when she was the Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet from 2011/2012. Lisa is now running 3 Dementia Clubs around the Borough of Barnet and will be launching a 4th Dementia Club also supported by Saracens Foundation. All sessions are run by Councillor Lisa Rutter, supported by Saracens.

Dementia Dog

Dementia Dog is an organisation based in Scotland at the Guide Dogs For the Blind training facility in Forfar, Angus. Its aim is to help people with dementia through trained dogs to help dementia sufferers  in their everyday daily life.
To contact Dementia Dog

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends has been set up to help people gain a better understanding of the disease and then turn that knowledge into action. The aim is to create over 1 million dementia friends a across the UK and is open to anybody of any age and all dementia supprt groups, individuals and businesses are encouraged to get involved.

Dementia Research Centre

A London-based clinical research centre carrying out new drug tests into Alzheimer’s disease. Based at the  National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN)


Dementia talk is an online toolkit for people living with and caring for people with dementia. It offers free advise and information for ways in which you can make better communication. Great help for all dementia groups.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK is a national charity committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. Their affiliate uniting carers is a national network of carers, former carers, family and friends of people affected by dementia. Great support for any dementia groups.
To contact Dementia UK
Telephone – 020 7874 7200

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group

The Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group is particularly directed towards carers who are coping with behavioural changes in a partner, family member or friend as a result of frontotemporal dementia.
To contact the Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group
Telephone full list of regional telephone contacts here

Lewy Body Society

The Lewy Body Society is a registered charity based in the UK. There purpose is to fund research into Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). They also provide a community focus for people who suffer from DLB along with their carers and families.
To contact the Lewy Body Society.
Telephone – 0131 473 2385

National Dementia Carers Day

National Dementia Carers’ Day is a UK wide awareness day, falling within World Alzheimer’s Month. The next National Dementia Carers’ Day 2016 will take place on Sunday 11th September 2016.
Telephone – 0845 257 9406

NHS Choices

A very helpful website provided by NHS Choices. Packed full of information on dementia and other conditions.
To contact NHS Choices
Email & TelephoneHere

Nice (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)

NICE give guidance & support healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality. Also that the care given offers the best value for money.
To contact Nice (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)
Telephone – 0845 003 7780

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s charity based in the UK. Helpful advice on the two forms of dementia  associated with Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s Dementia & Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

Telephone – 0808 800 0303

Young Dementia UK

Originally known as The Clive Project, Young Dementia Uk is a charity set up to help younger people with dementia.
To contact Young Dementia Uk
Email –
Telephone – 01993 776295

Helpful dementia support groups in UK

There are many more small and large dementia support groups situated all over the UK and we would love to hear from you. If you are based in the UK and run or are involved with any support groups or a dementia care organization and would like to be listed then please contact us for a free listing.

If you are looking for a support group in your local area we can help. Simply send us your postcode or local town or city via our contact form and we will do our best to find local dementia support groups for you. Please include any relevant information and we will put you in touch with support groups that can be a great help to you.

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  • Belinda Drake

    Are there any Dementia Support Groups in Edinburgh. My father is a dementia sufferer and members of my family who care for him would benefit from attending a group. Thank you.

    • Hello Belinda,
      Please find a few helpful resources below for dementia services in Edinburgh. I hope they help you find support for your father’s dementia.
      Good luck

      Please add your service if you feel you can contribute

  • Linda Flett

    Are there any clubs in Amersham or Uxbridge that I can take my Aunt to, she does need some sort of stimulation please

    • John

      Hello Linda,
      I know of a few contacts that may be of help to you. I have sent you the contact details of dementia support groups in your local area.
      Hope they help you and your Aunt.

  • Florence Afolabi


    I wonder if you can help. My mum suffered a series of strokes in April as a result was diagnosed with vascular dementia and is immobile. She has been in hospital since April (other medical complications). She fell in December whilst in rehab and suffered a broken neck. To cut a long story short, we have to find a nursing home for her and it is one of those things that we thought we would never have to do! To go through this process is upsetting enough but what compounds this are the “care/nursing” homes themselves. As a family we have visited up to 10 and we are no closer to finding a suitable one.
    We are stuck, there is pressure from the hospital to move mum and we have not found anywhere! Social services are not much help sending threatening letters that they will move mum without our co-operation. We just need some help or recommendations of good homes. We live in London and will look in boroughs of Camden, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea or even further afield. We have have reached a conclusion that we would rather she was further out and in a good home than constantly having to worry about whether her needs are being met. Can anyone help or provide any recommendations from personal experience?
    Thank you.

    • john

      Hello Florence.
      I’m very sorry to hear about your mum, I have sent you some more information that I hope could be of use to you and your mum. I hope it helps
      Kind regards

  • Sue Roberts

    My Mum has Alziemers and I am trying to get her out on some coffee mornings. I wanted to take her to a group where there is singing but the nearest one is Lincoln which is a 90 mile round trip. We go to a coffee am on a Friday once a month but she needs something else as a month is a long time to wait for the next one!
    We live in South Lincolnshire. There is one in Holbeach but have been unable to contact anyone. Be grateful for any advice.

  • sam

    I’m Looking for some help to get support for my mother in law who is caring for her husband who has dememtia. It would be great to know what support is out there for her in the witney oxon area.

  • Clare

    Hi. I’m looking for support groups for dementia in the Bedfordshire region please. If you could send me some details it would be very much appreciated. Kindest regards Clare

  • Hazel

    My Mum has Lewy Body Dementia and is not doing well. Her husband. (My Dad is her primary carer), and he needs to meet other people who are in the same situation (like a support group) as he is not coping very well. Would be amazing to meet other families in a similar situation.

    We are based in West London

  • Allison


    My mum has recently been diagnosed with dementia and finds herself housebound and isolated after living an independant life. I am looking for social groups in Newport, Gwent that she could confidently go to and interact with others in the same situation- a cup of tea and a chat would be much appreciated.

    Are there any such services in her area?

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