Whether you have a dementia diagnosis, or care for someone who has one, there are local services that can support you practically and emotionally.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope.
They are registered nurses, and have significant experience of working with people with dementia before becoming an Admiral Nurse.
Most work for the NHS in communities, helping people with dementia to stay at home for longer. They also work in other settings, including care homes, hospitals and hospices.
How can an Admiral Nurse help me?
If you have a diagnosis of dementia or you are a family carer of someone who does, an Admiral Nurse can:
- provide specialist practical advice, and emotional and psychological support from diagnosis to post bereavement, helping you deal with your feelings and learn coping strategies
- be your single point of contact, helping to join up different parts of the health and social care system and meeting your needs in a coordinated way
- give you the knowledge to understand dementia and its effects, and the skills to improve how you communicate with someone living with dementia.
- offer advice on referrals to other services and liaise with health and social care professionals on your behalf, sharing best practice with them so you get the best care possible
- support you at difficult times in your dementia journey, including when the condition progresses, or when tough decisions need to be made, such as moving a family member into residential care.
TO CONTACT AN ADMIRAL NURSE WHO COVERS THE PRACTICE AREA PLEASE TELEPHONE 0300 123 1734 BETWEEN 10am AND 2pm ON MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY OR FRIDAY AND BETWEEN 12noon AND 2pm ON WEDNESDAY. AT OTHER TIMES YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR DETAILS AND A NURSE WILL CONTACT YOU.
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