Admiral Nurse with person living with dementia

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Whether you have a question that needs an immediate answer or need emotional support when life feels overwhelming, our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems. Find out about our services and how we can support you

How we can support you

What is an Admiral Nurse?

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems. They help people with dementia stay independent for longer, and support the people around them so they have the strength to cope with the bad days, and the energy to enjoy the good days.

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Find an Admiral Nurse team

Admiral Nurses work in the community, in GP practices and clinics, 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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Children 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 dementia specialist Admiral 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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