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Hi, I’m Meghan, a Dementia Adviser for our telephone support service at Dementia Connect.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of so many people, all over the country and all over the world. This has caused a dramatic change in routine for many of us and, here at Dementia Connect, we understand how difficult that this can be when dementia is also thrown into the mix. There are many unanswered questions, more complications and lots of difficult decisions that are having to be made.

We’re here to provide a listening ear, offer practical tips and solutions, talk through your situation, offer ongoing support where available and signpost to appropriate information and organisations. We’re here to help and have made it a priority to keep our service running so that we can still provide this essential support.

What can I expect when I contact you?

You will be connected with a Dementia Adviser, like myself, who will be able to listen, talk, advise and arrange further support if this is something you would like. If you prefer, you can remain anonymous.
We are experienced in taking calls of all types so, even if you are unsure if we are the right place to contact, give us a call or email us and we can see what we can do to help.

Dementia Connect is all about the support that suits you and whatever you need in that moment, even if it is just to talk about your situation. Whether you are a person living with dementia, a family member, friend, carer, worried about your memory or somebody else’s, a professional – however dementia affects you, we are here for you and we want to help.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need us, either by telephone 0333 150 3456 or email dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk

We are open seven days a week:
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday and Friday 9am – 5pm
Weekends 10am – 4pm

 Other useful helplines include:

Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393
Age UK: 0800 169 6565