What sets an Admiral Nurse apart from other professionals?
While other organisations have dementia advisers who offer valuable guidance to people with the condition and their families, Admiral Nurses go beyond advice, offering comprehensive, specialist support and expertise for families living with the complexities of dementia.
Admiral Nurses are all qualified nurses with a professional specialism in dementia. Their extensive clinical knowledge and experience means they can support families and people with dementia through the most complex of situations, such as offering advice on medication, on changing or worsening symptoms and on therapeutic interventions
Admiral Nurses start with a comprehensive assessment of each family they work with, to get a full picture of what help they need. They then offer tailored and flexible support, from advising families on all aspects of dementia, such as managing symptoms including distressed behaviour and sleep disturbance, to giving advice on improving family relationships that may be under stress. Admiral Nurses can also help families manage other health care issues such as frailty and end of life care
Admiral Nurses can help co-ordinate a person’s care, due to their understanding of the health and social care systems. They can advocate for families who might not know the best questions to ask, or who to ask them of, and can help families prepare for complicated processes such as continuing healthcare assessments or finding suitable long term care
Admiral Nurses focus on the family as a whole, including making sure carers have the support and skills they need. They equip carers with stress management techniques and coping strategies, and can help them to make contact with local respite services. They also provide specialist carer education and training.
What is an Admiral Nurse
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, our nurses work alongside people with dementia, and their families: giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions