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. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline–it helps families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.
Most Admiral Nurses work in the community for the NHS, and others work in care homes, hospitals and hospices.
How can an Admiral Nurse help me?
- If communication gets hard, we’re on hand with skills and techniques to help you stay connected to the person you love.
- If someone with dementia is showing signs of fear or distress, we’ll work with you to find the best ways of preventing or managing this.
- If your family is struggling to cope, we’ll be there to help you get your loved one the best possible additional care and support.
- If you have questions you can’t get answered we’ll take the time to really understand the problem, and give you the expert support you need to tackle it.
Watch this short video to follow Admiral Nurse, Matthew, as he visits families in Wakefield.
How can I speak to an Admiral Nurse?
Call our Admiral Nursing dementia helpline on 0800 888 6678, from 9am to 5pm every day and also from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There may be an Admiral Nurse in your area. Check our map to see all of our services.
The family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM–who founded Dementia UK–named the nurses. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as ‘Admiral Joe’ because of his love of sailing.
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