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For professionals

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. That’s why we’re working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK. To do that, we need your help – whether you’re a nurse looking for a new challenge, a commissioner of health and social care, or someone who works for an organisation looking to host an Admiral Nurse service.

Become an Admiral Nurse

Admiral Nurses are registered nurses with experience in dementia care who work collaboratively with families and with other dementia care providers, sharing their expertise and giving them the support and skills they need to be effective.

Now is an exciting time to be part of our growing team. With our ongoing support and training and our family-centred, holistic approach, you can work in the community and/or as part of our Dementia Helpline service, providing families with expert guidance and practical solutions at some of the most challenging times in their lives.

Find out more about becoming an Admiral Nurse >

Read the Admiral Nurse Competency Framework >

Find out about what Admiral Nurses do >

Find out about Admiral Nurse vacancies in your local area >

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“At my lowest ebb, someone suggested I ring an Admiral Nurse. I had never heard of them but I rang. I firmly believe the nurse who talked to me for an hour on the phone saved my life.”

Commission or host an Admiral Nurse Service

Admiral Nurses work together with families and health and social care services, using their experience and expertise to foresee and avoid crisis, and upskill others in the dementia pathway. Admiral Nurses receive ongoing training, development and support from Dementia UK.

Read an Admiral Nurse service case study >

Publications, research and evaluation

Families affected by dementia need specialist care. We use research and evaluation to shape our work so we can give those families the best possible support.

Read more about our research and evaluation >

Higher Education Dementia Network

The Higher Education Dementia Network (HEDN) is an open forum for those with an interest in, or responsibility for, courses in dementia care, based within universities across the UK.

Find out more about the HEDN >

Resources for people working with dementia

When you work with people affected by dementia, you’re constantly learning. This is both wonderful and challenging. Our free resources can help to support you in your role and deliver the optimum care.

Check out our free resources >
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Life story work

It takes all of us a lifetime to become the person we are right now – we are shaped by each moment, by each memory, and to lose these memories feels like a loss of identity. Life Story work is a gentle and sensitive activity that can help people with dementia and their family and carers reconnect with memories, and rebuild a sense of self.

By working together, slowly and surely, it’s possible to gather and review interests, backgrounds, or what is important to them and create a life story book or box that helps with communication and emotional connections.

Find out more about our Life story work >