Useful local and national websites – in alphabetical order. 

  • Active Minds
    www.active-minds.co.uk
    Offers a range of products to stimulate and engage people with dementia

  • AgeUK Wiltshire
    www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire
    Wiltshire website of the country’s leading charity for older people

  • Alzheimers Research UK
    www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
    Funds world-class research into ways to cure, prevent or treat dementia

  • Alzheimer’s Society
    www.alzheimers.org.uk
    The UK's leading dementia campaigning and lobbying organisation. Offers a wide range of factsheets, studies, national news, discussion forums, advice and sources of support

  • At Dementia
    www.atdementia.org.uk
    Brings together a range of assistive technologies that can enhance independence and leisure options for people living with dementia

  • Carer Support Wiltshire  
    www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk
    Practical help and advice including respite breaks and training courses for carers in Wiltshire

  • Centre for Independent Living
    www.wiltshirecil.org.uk
    Support for anyone receiving a direct payment for care in Wiltshire. Also publishes the Wiltshire Self Funders' Guide

  • Dementia Challengers
    www.dementiachallengers.com
    Practical advice and online resources for carers - by carers. Highly recommended

  • Dementia Friends
    www.dementiafriends.org.uk
    Information about the Dementia Friends initiative, including dates of local information sessions and Champions training days

  • Dementia Gateway
    www.scie.org.uk/publications/dementia
    Offers high quality information, video and training programmes for professionals and family carers alike. Produced by the Social Care Institute of Excellence

  • Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)
    www.dementiavoices.org.uk 
    Brings together groups of people living with dementia to help their voices be heard in creating change and improvement to dementia policies and services

  • Designability
    www.designability.org.uk
    Researches, designs and brings to market products to assist everyday life for people living with a range of conditions including dementia

  • Disabled Living Foundation
    www.dlf.org.uk 
    Free loans library of independent living aids including memory prompts, telecare sensors and gadgets, plus advice about use and where to buy

  • Healthwatch Wiltshire
    www.healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk 
    Gives local people a voice in health care issues in Wiltshire
  • Independent Age
    www.independentage.org  
    Advice and information for older people, families and carers. Campaigns nationally on social care issues

  • Innovations in Dementia
    www.innovationsindementia.org.uk
    Works collaboratively with people with dementia and professionals to develop new products and projects to enhance life for people with dementia

  • Rare Dementia Support
    www.raredementiasupport.org
    Advice, information and some local support groups for people affected by rare forms of dementia including familial Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and posterior cortical atrophy
  • Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE)
    www.rice.org.uk
    Internationally renowned dementia research centre and memory clinic in Bath. Wiltshire patients can be referred by their GP or self-refer for diagnosis and clinical trials

  • Skills for Care
    www.skillsforcare.org.uk
    National care training body. They also have information on how employers should treat carers they employ.

  • South West Dementia Partnership
    www.southwestdementiapartnership.org.uk
    Information about how the national dementia strategy is being implemented in the south west, especially in acute hospitals

  • Swan Advocacy Service
    www.swanadvocacy.org.uk/wiltshire 
    Help to create a Living Well Plan to reflect wishes for care into the future

  • Unforgettable
    www.unforgettable.org 
    Products designed to help people with dementia stay independent, including a dementia-specific Power of Attorney

  • West Wiltshire Wellbeing 
    www.westwiltswellbeing.co.uk/Home 
    Lists all courses, groups, activities and services in the West Wiltshire area that promote physical and mental wellbeing

  • Wiltshire Council
    www.wiltshire.gov.uk

    The Community Services department offers a wide range of services and benefits for people with dementia and family carers

  • Younger People with Dementia
    www.youngdementia.org.uk
    Information and resources focusing on the needs of younger people with dementia and their families (i.e. diagnosed before the age of 65)

  • Your Care Your Support
    www.yourcareyoursupportwiltshire.org.uk 
    Information about social care services and support in Wiltshire