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30th June 2010

Dementia charity extends helpline hours

Dementia charity extends helpline hours

The charity, Dementia UK, which helps those suffering from dementia and their families, is marking Dementia Awareness Week next week (from July 4-10) with extended opening hours on its national helpline.

The organisation runs Admiral Nursing DIRECT, a national helpline for people with dementia, their carers, friends, family and professionals.

The service is run by Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses, and is normally available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 8:45pm and Saturdays from 10am until 1pm.

In recognition of Dementia Awareness Week next week it will also open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11am -5:30pm.

For more information see

For the helpline call 0845 257 9406 or email

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