About us

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

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 organisation

Read about our values, our vision, annual strategy and report, how your support helps us and our Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP)

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Our people

Our people are our greatest asset and without their dedication and commitment Dementia UK could not offer the specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for families affected by dementia

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Work for Dementia UK

Dementia UK is an inclusive charity with a positive atmosphere. Find out about our current roles

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Media enquiries

We are the only national charity caring for the entire family of someone with dementia, through our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses

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News and copy

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The families we support

Admiral Nurses work alongside families during the toughest times. Read how our nurses help families cope and what this vital support means to them

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