Admiral Nurse with person living with dementia

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Do you have a question or concern about dementia – including Alzheimer’s? Call our free, confidential Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 (Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm, every day except Christmas Day)

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What is an Admiral Nurse?

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. They provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease. They have the time to listen and the knowledge to solve problems

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Find an Admiral Nurse team

Admiral Nurses work in local community services, groups of GP practices, NHS hospitals and Admiral Nurse clinics. Find out if there is an Admiral Nurse service in your area

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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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