About us

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.

Admiral Joe inspired the creation of Dementia UK
Admiral Joe

When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.

Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side. They are a lifeline helping families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

We believe that everyone who needs the support of a specialist dementia nurse should get one, and we’re working hard to increase the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK.

Why Admiral Nursing?

Admiral Nurses were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.


Our vision

Specialist and compassionate dementia support for all families that need it.

Our mission

  1. Increase Admiral Nurse coverage across the UK
  2. Raise awareness and understanding of Admiral Nursing
  3. Provide robust evidence for the effectiveness of Admiral Nursing