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Dementia - support at a glance

The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms including memory loss, mood changes, and problems with communications and reasoning. It is caused by diseases of the brain, the most common being Alzheimer’s. Although dementia is more common in people over the age of 65, it can also affect younger people.

On these pages, you will find a range of information, advice and resources to help you understand more about dementia and the practical things that people living with dementia can do to live well and retain their independence for as long as possible. You will also find information for family and friends who are caring for someone with dementia, to help them maintain their own health and wellbeing.

Key contacts

If you would like more detailed information please visit the ‘Dementia - Symptoms and Diagnosis’ and ‘Living Well with Dementia’ pages.


Alzheimer's Society

Support, advice and information for people affected by dementia.
Visit alzheimers.org.uk/support.

Phone 0333 150 3456 or email dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk.

LGBTQ+ communities

Learning disabilities

Young onset dementia - when symptoms develop before the age of 65

Alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD)

Activity groups for people with dementia and their carers


Use their dementia directory to find local support services for people with dementia and their carers.

Accessible information in a range of formats.


Carers Support West Sussex

Support for unpaid carers in West Sussex.
Visit carerssupport.org.uk/dementia.

Phone 0300 028 8888 or email info@carerssupport.org.uk.

Or go to the Carers Hub.


Rare Dementia Support

Information and support for people with a diagnosis of a rare , inherited or young onset dementia. 
Visit www.raredementiasupport.org.

Phone 020 3325 0828 or email contact@raredementiasupport.org.

Guild Care

Supporting people to live well, enjoy life, and love every day.
Visit their dementia care and support services here.

Phone 01903 327327.

Sage House, Dementia Support

Providing advice, activities, day care and a full range of dementia services, from pre-diagnosis to end of life.
Visit dementiasupport.org.uk.

Phone 01243 888 691 or email info@dementiasupport.org.uk.


Worthing Dementia Hub

Dementia support and services in the Worthing area.
Visit dementiafriendlyworthing.org.

Phone 07903 720 208 or email info@dementiafriendlyworthing.org.

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Free information and advice service for people over 50, their families and carers.

Phone 01903 731 800 or email info@ageukwsbh.org.uk.

Daybreak - respite for carers

Activity centres for people with dementia

You can find more information about groups and activities on the getting out and about section on this website. 

West Sussex Library Service

Offers books and resources for people with dementia and their family and friend carers to help them live well. 

Visit the Dementia Resources page on the library service’s website for more information.

Last updated: 01 August 2023