What is an Admiral Nurse?

Find out more about our specialist dementia nurses and how they can support you

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Two Admiral Nurses working on the Helpline

Get support and advice

Looking for information or advice about dementia or Alzheimer’s? Call our Dementia Helpline for free on 0800 888 6678 for support from our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses. The Helpline is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday to Sunday.

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What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive disorders affecting the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease. Read our information leaflet

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Types and symptoms

Find out more about the different types of dementia and the symptoms

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How to get a diagnosis of dementia

How to get a diagnosis of dementia is one of the most common questions our Admiral Nurses are asked, so we have broken this question down into the key points we think you need to know

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How you can support us

Events and fundraising

Whether you want to run, trek, cycle, bake or do your own thing to raise funds for us, you’ll be helping us support and develop more Admiral Nurses to help families living with dementia face the future with confidence

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Gifts in Wills

By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help us grow the number of dementia specialist Admiral Nurses so we can reach more families affected by dementia

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Only together can we improve specialist support for families; find out how you can make a difference

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Latest news and blogs

May 17, 2023

Working in partnership with Thames Water’s Priority Services Register

Over the past two years, our partnership with Thames Water has seen some fantastic fundraising highlights, from a ...

May 12, 2023

Jessica’s story – Mental Health Awareness Week

Jessica shares her story of how becoming a carer to her nan impacted her mental health and how Admiral Nurse Liz helped ...

May 12, 2023

Our ambitious vision for the future of dementia nursing

Hilda Hayo, CEO and Chief Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK shares her vision for the future of dementia nursing...