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Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline
The free, confidential Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline provides information, advice and support with any aspect of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Our Helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm; every day except 25th December.
Situations where you might prefer to contact the Helpline:
- if you need to speak to a nurse more urgently
- if you would like to speak to a nurse in the evenings or over the weekend
- if you prefer to use the phone rather than make a virtual face-to-face appointment
- the Helpline nurses can also advise whether there is an Admiral Nurse service that you can access in your area
Book an appointment with an Admiral Nurse
Our Closer to Home clinics give you the chance to discuss any questions or concerns with a dementia specialist Admiral Nurse, at a time that suits you. Appointments are free and confidential and available between Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.
Currently, our clinic appointments can be held over the phone or online.
Situations where you might prefer to book a clinic appointment:
- if you don’t need to speak to a nurse urgently and would like to pre-book an appointment at a time that is convenient for you
- if you would prefer a face-to-face virtual appointment to a phone conversation
We are currently experiencing high levels of demand, with appointments booked one to two weeks in advanceBook an appointment
Other information that could help you
- How to get a diagnosis of dementia – is one of the most common questions our Admiral Nurses are asked, so we have broken this question down into the key points we think you need to know
- Tests for dementia (including Alzheimer’s) – here is a Q&A featuring commonly asked questions about getting your memory tested
- False beliefs and delusions in dementia – we’ll look at what we mean by false beliefs and delusions, suggest why this might be happening, and think about ways to prevent or manage them
- Sundowning – is a term used for the changes in behaviour that occur in the evening, around dusk. Some people who have been diagnosed with dementia experience a growing sense of agitation or anxiety at this time
- Financial and legal sources of support – you’ll find information on the legal terms you might encounter when you care for someone with dementia, advice on the financial benefits that you may be able to claim, and details of services and organisations that can support you