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Dementia support and advice

A number of local and national organisations provide support for people living with dementia and their carers that can be accessed without the need for an assessment.

A bilingual information pack for people in Wales who have been newly diagnosed with dementia is available online. The pack, entitled 'Living well with dementia after diagnosis'Opens new window, is broken down into sections that signpost people towards health and social care services, local services and other third sector agencies that offer support.

There is also local information in the leaflet  PDF Document Worried about your memory? (PDF, 877KB)Opens new window.

Local Groups and Organisations

Alzheimer's Society Swansea

Alzheimer's Society SwanseaOpens new window

Provides a wide range of support services locally for people living with dementia and their carers. 

Tŷ Garngoch, Hospital Road, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4LH

Tel: 01792 531208

Swansea Carers CentreOpens new window

Information, support and training for carers.

Tel: 01792 653344

Tŷ Conway
Swansea Carers' Centre provides a short break serviceOpens new window at Tŷ Conway to support carers of older people including those with dementia.

Tel: 01792 578158

Forget Me Not ClubsOpens new window

Day clubs for people living with dementia and their carers in several areas of Swansea.

Tel: 01792 448805

Age Cymru Swansea BayOpens new window

Advice and support around dementia

Tel: 01792 648866

Red CafeOpens new window

A number of initiatives for people living with dementia and their carers.

Tel: 01792 362122

Dementia Friendly SwanseaOpens new window

A group working to make Swansea a Dementia Supportive Community.

National Organisations

Wales Dementia HelplineOpens new window

Support, information and signposting for anyone caring for a family member or friend with dementia. 

Tel: 0808 808 2235 or text 'Help' to 81066

Alzheimer's SocietyOpens new window

Information, advice and support for people living with dementia and their carers

National helpline  0300 222 1122


Online dementia guide

Support for carersOpens new window

AT DementiaOpens new window

Information on assistive technology for people with dementia.

Dementia FriendsOpens new window

Dementia Friends is a national initiative which aims to improve people's understanding of dementia and its effects.

Mental Health FoundationOpens new window

The Mental Health Foundation has a useful booklet about becoming a carer for someone with dementia, which you can download or purchase from their website.

Mental Health Foundation - Becoming a CarerOpens new window

RNIBOpens new window

Information for people with sight loss and dementia and their families .

Dementia ChallengersOpens new window

A signposting website for people caring for someone with dementia.

Care UK has produced a guide As Easy As ABC which contains 100 practical suggestions to help families caring for a loved one living with dementia. This may be helpful both for those caring for someone in their own home and those who want to make the most of their visits to loved ones who have moved into residential care.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)'s Dementia Gateway provides a range of practical tips, tools and best practice guidance for those who work with people with dementia.

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