Free resources

A woman speaks about dementia round a tableWhen you work with people affected by dementia, youre constantly learning and growing. This is wonderful but it can also be challenging. Our free resources can help to support you in your role and to deliver the best care possible.

Admiral Nursing Direct 

If the family or professional carer, or person with dementia, that you support needs help with anything, from legal issues to paying for care, our team of experienced Admiral Nurses are here to help. They can also provide emotional support.

Admiral Nursing Direct is the only nurse-led dementia helpline in the country. Nurses are at the end of the phone seven days a week and can respond to emails.

Professional carers can call 0800 888 6678 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday and also from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Or send an email to direct@dementiauk.org

Find out more about Admiral Nursing Direct.

Life Story Book 

What are your memories from school? What types of music do you like listening to?

These are just two of the questions our Life Story Book suggests carers, and health professionals could work through with people living with dementia. Doing so can help you have a better understanding of the person you support so you can offer truly person-centred care.

Download a template for putting together a Life Story Book.

Curriculum for Dementia Education 

If you’re designing a course which includes learning about dementia, whether it’s for nurses or health professionals, like pharmacists and occupational therapists, this guidance on what to cover can help.

It has been developed by the Higher Education for Dementia Network, which we coordinate, and consists of lecturers and course leaders.

Download the Curriculum for Dementia Education.

Find a higher education course in dementia.