Admiral Nurse clinic appointments give families the opportunity to seek specialist advice, support and clinical guidance about dementia, in confidence. The Admiral Nurses have the skills, knowledge and experience to talk about:
understanding the diagnosis and advice on next steps
practical tips and advice for caring for a loved one with dementia
feelings of loss and grief
exploring work/life balance when caring for someone
advice on complex issues, such as dealing with false beliefs, distressed behaviour, and family
managing changes in personality and behaviour
exploring strategies to improve the carer’s mental and physical wellbeing
signposting to further services
guidance with finance, legal and benefits matters
planning for the future and decision making
transition into nursing or residential home
hospital/care home concerns
supporting the carer in identifying risk and keeping the person with dementia safe
This list is by no means exhaustive. There are as many different circumstances as there are families facing dementia. Admiral Nurses take the time to truly listen to a family’s situation, and suggest methods to deal with symptoms and coping strategies for the challenges dementia can bring.
Who can access this service?
If you’re a carer or family member supporting someone who is living with dementia and you’re registered with the participating practices in your area, you can call or email your local clinic.
If you’re not registered with an eligible GP Practice, but you have any questions or concerns about dementia, you can speak with one of Dementia UK’s nurses on the free Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline or book a virtual appointment here.
Appointments can take place over the telephone, via a video link or in person at the relevant surgery (depending on restrictions).
Call 0800 888 6678 or email email@example.com. The Helpline is open seven days a week, Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and at weekends 9am-5pm.
When is the Admiral Nurse service available?
Clinic appointments will typically be available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. However, it may be possible to book an appointment outside of these core hours to meet the needs of family carers.
I just wanted to offer a heartfelt thanks for today’s appointment. I am so grateful for the advice and kind words. The nurse provided clarity on a topic which has consumed me and left me puzzled for so long, and I truly can see my whole family’s day to day life improving upon the strength and guidance she has provided. This may all sound rather dramatic, but words can’t express the struggle it has been so far, and today it felt like there may be light at the end of the tunnel.
– Clinic attendee
Feedback and confidentiality
By engaging with the service you are agreeing to our terms and conditions and privacy notice, both of which can be found here. If you have any difficulty accessing these, you must tell us before your appointment.