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Alzheimer's Society (North West)

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.

There are many types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Frontotemporal dementia.

Take a look at our different types of dementia (external link).

What we do

Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for people with all forms of dementia and those who care for them, it runs quality care services, funds research, advises professionals, campaigns for improved health and social care, greater public understanding and awareness of dementia.

Dementia Adviser Service

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Adviser service is a service for people with dementia that provides accessible and accurate information about dementia usually at the point of diagnosis and supports people to make use of this information.

The Dementia Adviser will also support people through the process of getting a diagnosis of dementia. The service signposts and facilitates access to services and support to ensure people have the help and care they need.

For further information please contact one of our advisers on 01706 379034.

Singing for the brain Rochdale

These singing groups are for people living with dementia and their family, friends, carers. A place to meet new people in a friendly, fun and social environment. Singing can help improve brain activity, health and mood.

Participants don’t need to be good singers to benefit. Join us for fun vocal warm-ups and sing a wide variety of familiar and new songs in a supported environment. The group is hosted by Alzheimer’s Society’s skilled, compassionate and experienced group leaders and volunteers.

Face to face sessions are to be held fortnightly on Thursday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30am.

At Castleton Community Centre, 604 Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 3AF from Thursday 11th November 2021.

Online sessions (via Zoom) are also available monthly across the wider Greater Manchester area, for those people unable to travel to groups.

To find out more and book a place

Contact: Ali Roberts

Telephone: 07809 349671

Email: or Dementia Connect Support Line on 0333 150 3456.

Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP)

A rolling programme of community based CrISP sessions will be held face to face and online.

The Carer Information and Support Programmes 1 and 2 are for people caring for a family member or friend with dementia. They provide an opportunity for you to talk in a friendly and confidential environment about your experiences and the impact they are having on you. The sessions are hosted by Alzheimer’s Society skilled, compassionate and experienced group leaders and volunteers.

The programmes aim to provide you with information and support that you need to help you care for a person living with dementia from diagnosis and as the condition progresses.

To find out more and book a place

Contact: Ali Roberts

Telephone: 07809 349671

Email: or Dementia Connect Support Line on 0333 150 3456.


Volunteering provides you with a wealth of benefits including the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills. You can get involved by supporting staff to deliver the following services:

  • Side by Side
  • Memory Wellbeing Cafes
  • Telephone Support
  • Administration 

The time commitment necessary for the different roles varies, from a couple of hours a month to several days a week. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering, you can speak with our Volunteering Officer on 0161 477 6999.

Who to contact

0161 477 6999

Other Details


Age Ranges
People living with dementia and their family/carers and people over 50 years of age.
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