Dementia useful information

We hope that the links and information below are a useful starting point in seeking further support and advice.  Please do get in touch with any good or bad experiences you have and useful sources you may wish to pass on.

Age UK : huge amount of information and advice as well as local support.

Alzheimers Society have good coverage in the North East see the feature on the next page for further details.  Main website:

Dementia Matters : Dementia advice, Home support and Day services in the North East.

Dementia Friendly Communities :

Local Dementia Action Alliances (LDAA) in the North East —

Young Dementia UK — North East :



Figures from 2014 estimate that 540,000 people in England act as primary carers for people with dementia, half of these are employed.

Carers UK :

Durham County Carer’s Support :         0300 005 1213
Gateshead Carers :                         0191 4900121
Newcastle Carers :                          0191 275 5060
North Tyneside Carers :                     0191 643 2298
Sunderland Carers :                         0191 549 3768
South Tyneside Adult Carers Service :     0191 4061531

Carers assessments : Get your care needs assessed with the help of your local councils, for example in
Durham :

Most North East councils have good resources for Dementia on their websites.



Cruse Bereavement Care :