Useful local and national websites – in alphabetical order. 

  • Active Minds
    Offers a range of products to stimulate and engage people with dementia

  • AgeUK Wiltshire
    Wiltshire website of the country’s leading charity for older people

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

  • Alzheimer’s Society
    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
    Brings together a range of assistive technologies that can enhance independence and leisure options for people living with dementia

  • Carer Support Wiltshire
    Practical help and advice including respite breaks and training courses for carers in Wiltshire

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

  • Dementia Friends
    Information about the Dementia Friends initiative, including dates of local information sessions and Champions training days

  • Dementia Gateway
    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) 
    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
    Researches, designs and brings to market products to assist everyday life for people living with a range of conditions including dementia

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

  • Guide to Care
    A guide for families new to caring

  • Healthwatch Wiltshire 
    Gives local people a voice in health care issues in Wiltshire

  • Independent Age  
    Advice and information for older people, families and carers. Campaigns nationally on social care issues

  • Innovations in Dementia
    Works collaboratively with people with dementia and professionals to develop new products and projects to enhance life for people with dementia

  • My Care Matters
    Create your own profile of preferences and non-medical information to help hospital or care staff to support you better

  • Rare Dementia Support
    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)
    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
    National care training body. They also have information on how employers should treat carers they employ.

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

  • Swan Advocacy Service 
    Help to create a Living Well Plan to reflect wishes for care into the future

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

  • West Wiltshire Wellbeing 
    Lists all courses, groups, activities and services in the West Wiltshire area that promote physical and mental wellbeing

  • Wiltshire Council

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

  • Younger People with Dementia
    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 
    Information about social care services and support in Wiltshire