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, our nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families: giving them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they 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 – helping them to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

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