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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.

Side by Side Service

The Side by Side service offers companionship to people with dementia. Side by Side volunteers support people to create new social and leisure opportunities, which mean people living with dementia can enjoy times spent out in their community or at home.

Volunteering to support someone with dementia can be a means of social and emotional support as well as reducing isolation and loneliness. All our volunteers are trained and are supported by the Side by Side Co-ordinator.

For further information please contact Kate Hornby on 07718 113415.


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

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