The majority of callers to the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline are close family members of someone with dementia; a spouse or partner, daughter or son. But our dementia specialist nurses can advise on all aspects of dementia and care, so we also speak to neighbours, relatives and friends in different parts of the country, and the person with dementia – or suspected dementia – themselves.
Why would I call the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline?
Our nurses have years of experience working with families affected by dementia. We can advise you on symptoms and ways of easing them; on difficulties getting a diagnosis or who to speak to for advice; on the different financial breaks and benefits that you are entitled to; on care homes, hospital stays or getting help in your home; on difficulties accessing care and support in your area.
If you are struggling with any of the physical or emotional impacts of caring for someone, our nurses can help. Even if you do not know what question you would ask a nurse, they can ask you questions about your situation, and suggest practical steps to alleviate some of the issues you are dealing with.
If you have ever felt that you are stuck or trapped in your situation, or that the pressure upon you is mounting – please call the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline.
Our nurses are also providing critical emotional and practical support to people with dementia and their family member who are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
Our Admiral Nurses will listen to you and give advice, support and information
You can take your time. There’s no time limit – many people call for more than 45 minutes – and you can call back whenever you need us
If suitable, you’ll receive a tailored information pack after your call which will be sent out in the post or by email
All calls to the Helpline are confidential and are answered by an Admiral Nurse
How do I get in touch?
Contact one of our Admiral Nurses on the Dementia Helpline today. Please call 0800 888 6678 or fill in the form below for help via email or a return call.