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Emma Dougal, Admiral Nurse talks to a female carer at home in her garden.

Why we need your support

    A diagnosis of dementia can be devastating for the whole family. With someone developing the condition every three minutes in the UK, almost all of us will know someone with dementia – and it will directly affect many of your colleagues and customers.

    That’s why Dementia UK is here. Our specialist dementia nurses, called Admiral Nurses, provide life-changing support for families affected by dementia. They provide tailored clinical advice and psychological support; advise people about benefits and financial issues; support families in their caring role; and help build links with other health and care professionals.

    Hannah’s husband Neil was diagnosed with young onset dementia at the age of 51, when their daughters were five and six years old. Hannah is supported by Lizzie, one of our Admiral Nurses.

    We believe that every family living with dementia should receive the support of a nurse like Lizzie – but right now, we cannot reach everyone who needs our help.

    We receive no government funding and rely on voluntary donations, so every penny raised through our partnerships helps increase the number of specialist Admiral Nurses in the UK, – giving more people affected by dementia a lifeline when they need it most.

    With your help, no one will have to face dementia alone.

    Let’s talk about how we can work together to make a real difference for people affected by dementia. You can email us at

    Hannah and Admiral Nurse Lizzie

    I feel like Lizzie is on my side. She is in my corner. She isn’t here just to support Neil, but to support me. She helps me deal with dementia in a way that nobody else has. She gives insight into how Neil is behaving and why, and gives me ideas and strategies to help. She’s also been amazing in helping our two girls understand the diagnosis and has helped them to meet other children going through the same thing.