About us

We are Dementia UK – the specialist dementia nurse charity.

Our nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, who we continually support and develop, provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.

Our nurses are here when people need help. They have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems. As dementia specialists, Admiral Nurses help families manage complex needs – considering the person living with dementia and the people around them – and they can advise other healthcare professionals.

For families affected by dementia, they can be a lifeline.

When people are struggling, our nurses help them take back control. They help people living with dementia to stay independent for longer, and support the people caring for them so they have the strength to cope with the bad days, and the energy to enjoy the good days.

We believe Admiral Nurses give people the quality of care that we would all want for ourselves and our loved ones – and we’re working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK so no one has to face dementia alone.

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

Read our news, tips and supporter blogs and find out about our events

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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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