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Memory loss and dementia: grants and benefits

As a person with memory loss or dementia in the UK, you may have access to certain state benefits. Check out Citizens Advice for an overview of Help with home improvements. And for benefits and grants that may apply to you, your family member or carer, visit the Benefits section of the Young Dementia UK website. Additionally, the Age UK website has a fact sheet you can download to find out all about Attendance Allowance.

Turn2us may also be able to help you find benefits and grants. On its page, you can gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. The site has an online calculator, which you can use to check your benefits entitlement quickly and easily. There is also a grants search tool, which can answer all of your questions regarding eligibility and the application process. You can even filter results on both tools based on specific criteria, including religion, health condition, nationality, occupation, family situation or other issues. To use these tools, Find Benefits and Grants on the Turn2Us site.

Finally, the Alzheimer's Society has information that looks at Paying for care and support in England; this page also includes links to Wales and Northern Ireland as well. The Money and legal issues section of the Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia site covers this topic for that part of the UK.

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