The dedicated Admiral Nurse for this service is Joe Costello
Joe has 19 yearsâ€™ experience in a range of mental health nursing roles. He has worked in acute care, the community and the charity care sector across the UK. He works with a wide range of people living with dementia, including those with young onset dementia (dementia under the age of 65) and rarer types of dementia.
Joe has worked with many people who have played football or been involved with football clubs and associations. During Joeâ€™s time as a Community Lead Admiral Nurse role, he worked with the football foundation at Newcastle United FC. He participated in a walking football project for people diagnosed with dementia. He also set up a Dementia Sports CafÃ© â€“ a peer support group helping to improve understanding of dementia and quality of life for people with dementia and their families.