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Do you have a question or concern about dementia – including Alzheimer’s? Call our free Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678, it’s staffed by our Admiral Nurses, who are here to support you with advice, one-to-one support, and practical information

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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

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Find an Admiral Nurse team

Admiral Nurses work in the community, in care homes, in hospices and hospitals. We are growing the number of Admiral Nurse services across the UK all the time

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Diagnosis and next steps

If you are concerned about your own memory, or you are worried about changes you have noticed with memory, communication, personality or behaviour of someone close to you, it is important to consult a GP as soon as possible, so that an accurate diagnosis is made

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Understanding changes in behaviour

We have a range of leaflets explaining symptoms associated with dementia, such as sundowning and delirium, plus tips for reducing distress behaviours

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Maintaining health in dementia

Read more about helping a person with dementia stay physically well, including tips for good dental care and advice on making your home safe

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Looking after yourself as a carer

Try to make sure you have a life outside of your caring responsibilities and that you get support from those around you. This can seem difficult and perhaps unimportant when there is so much to do for the person with dementia

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Complementary approaches

Complementary therapies can be calming for a person with dementia and the people who look after them. Here are some non-medical treatments that can be used, alongside any medicine and clinical treatment

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Legal and financial information

Benefits for dementia patients are not widely publicised, and dementia can create financial worries. We’ve collated  a variety of information about the benefit entitlements which may be available to you if you’re living with dementia

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Childen and young people

Having a relative with dementia can be really hard for children and young people. We’ve created some resources to help them understand how dementia may change their relative’s memory and behaviour

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Our leaflets

Read or download our free information leaflets. They’re all written by our specialist dementia nurses and put together in response to the questions we hear on our Helpline and in the community

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Our advice videos

We have produced various advice videos covering a range of topics including calming techniques, creating a ‘Life Story’, coping with feelings of guilt, delirium and more

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