What do Admiral Nurses do?

Admiral Nurses are 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 needed.

When things get challenging or difficult, Admiral Nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions.

They work in different care settings: in the community, in care homes, on the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, in hospitals, in hospices and in clinics, and they maintain the highest level of practice, supported by Dementia UK.

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need.

Admiral Nurses work in the following settings:

Community

  • Supporting family carers and people with dementia at home
  • Manage co-morbidities and frailty in people with dementia at home
  • Supporting transitions in care
  • Coordinate care/case management
  • Provide education for families living with dementia
  • Post diagnostic support with families

Care home

  • Supporting family carers and people with dementia in the care home
  • Manage co-morbidities and frailty in people with dementia in the care home
  • Supporting transitions in care
  • Provide education for care home staff and families living with dementia
  • Facilitate a positive culture within care homes

Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline

  • One-to-one support and advice for families, professionals and others affected by dementia UK-wide
  • Support to families affected by dementia who do not have access to an Admiral Nurse in their locality
  • Provide direct access to an Admiral Nurse through telephone and email seven days a week
  • Monday to Friday 9am-9pm, and weekends 9am-5pm

Acute Hospital

  • Supporting family carers and people with dementia in hospital
  • Manage co-morbidities and frailty in people with dementia in hospital
  • Supporting transitions in care
  • Provide education for hospital staff and families living with dementia
  • Facilitate effective discharge

Hospice

  • Supporting family carers and people with dementia in the hospice
  • Manage co-morbidities and frailty in people with dementia in the hospice
  • Supporting transitions in care
  • Provide education for hospice staff and families living with dementia
  • Identify and support complex end of life care challenges
  • Raise awareness of dementia being a life-limiting illness

Admiral Nurse Clinics

  • Supporting family carers and people with dementia within a clinic
  • Manage co-morbidities and frailty in people with dementia within a clinic
  • Supporting transitions in care
  • Provide education for clinic staff and families living with dementia
  • Signposting to other services
  • Work place support and advice