Age UK

Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research. Age UK Advice: 0800 169 6565.

Alzheimer's society‎

The Alzheimer’s Society  offers information, advice and support for people with dementia and their families.

Alzheimer's Scotland - Action on Dementia

Carers Direct

Carers Direct helpline: 0808 802 0202

Carers Direct helpline: 0808 802 0202 An online and telephone service providing information advice and support for carers.

Carers Trust‎

Together with their Network Partners, Carers Trust provide support, information, advice and services for the millions of people caring at home for a family member or friend.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all health and adult social care services in England, including those provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisation. It also protects the interests of people detained under the Mental Health Act.

Dementia Action Alliance

Dementia Action Alliance is over 500 organisations working together to transform the quality of life for people with dementia. Dementia Pathfinders is pleased to be one of their members. To view our Action plan please click here.

Dementia Advocacy Network

DAN is a national support network with over 250 members throughout the UK, the majority of whom are practising advocates.  DAN provides training events for advocates, enabling them to improve their skills and knowledge when supporting or representing people with dementia. See more here.

Dementia Challengers


Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative and aims to give people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia.

Dementia UK‎

Dementia UK is a national charity committed to improving the life of all people affected by dementia. Their helpline is staffed by Admiral nurses - specialist mental health nurses who work within the NHS and are supported by Dementia UK. Admiral nurses only work in some parts of the country.  Uniting Carers is their national network of family carers who want to share their experience of caring for someone with dementia to make a difference.

Guideposts Trust

Lewy body society

The Lewy Body Society, established in June 2006 in the UK, is the only charity in Europe exclusively concerned with Dementia with Lewy bodies.

My Home Life

My Home Life is a collaborative movement of people involved with care homes for older people.

National Dementia Strategy

This link takes you to a short summary of the key targets of the national dementia strategy. This accessible summary can be found by scrolling down the introductory page.

National Voices

Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia are listed separately in the Health A-Z section.

NCF (National Care forum)

The National Care Forum represents the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers in the United Kingdom.

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinsons UK are the largest charity funder of Parkinson's research in the UK, providing expert information and training on every aspect of Parkinson's. Also offering friendship, support and the opportunity to meet other people affected via our network of local groups across the UK. Helpline: 0808 800 0303.

Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia

The dementia challenge was launched in March 2012 by Prime Minister David Cameron to tackle one of the most important issues we face as the population ages.

RCN (Royal College of Nursing)

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies. Founded in 1916 as a professional organisation for trained nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has evolved into a successful professional union.

SCIE and the dementia gateway

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works.

Scottish Dementia Working group

Founded in 2002, the Scottish Dementia Working Group is the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland. The group campaigns to improve services for people with dementia and improve attitudes towards people with dementia. They already have an international reputation for their enthusiastic and fearless campaigning.

Skills for Care

Skills for Care ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places working to deliver high quality social care. The organisation work closely with the 48,000-plus organisations that employ adult social care workers, together with people who use services, carers and other key partners to develop effective tools and resources that meet the workforce development needs of the sector.

Skills for Health

Skills for Health is the Sector Skills Council for health. They help the whole UK health sector develop a more skilled and flexible workforce. Their proven solutions help improve not just productivity but also the quality of health and healthcare.

Stirling - Dementia Services Development Centre‎

DSDC is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia.

The 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.


Mind was was established as The National Association for Mental Health in 1946 by the merging of three major mental health organisations. Mind believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Information Line: 0300 123 3393.

My health London - Dementia

myhealthlondon connects you with health care services in London. Log on and you can compare health services in London, find local services that meet your needs and get information about a wide range of health matters with regular, news, features and events to get stuck into.

Inherited Prion Disease Support Network

The Inherited Prion Disease Support Network was founded by two cousins to develop peer support for others who have been affectedby Inherited Prion Disease (IPD). 

YoungDementia UK

YoungDementia UK is a charity that provides information and support to people aged under 65 who are living with dementia and their family members.

UK Care Guide

UK Care Guide is a website that offers a range of care related help and support on financial and legal issues ranging from paying for care and making a will through to help around different types of dementia, such as Lewy Body DementiaVascular Dementia, and Frontotemporal Dementia.