Dementia UK

Admiral Nursing dementia specialist helpline

Families living with dementia can contact Dementia UK’s free national helpline and get expert support from our specialist dementia nurses. Open 7 days a week, our nurses have the knowledge and expertise to quickly understand and assess the problems people are facing and provide expert support.

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  • I swear that Admiral Nurse saved my life. I talked to Ian for an hour. He listened. He was compassionate. He understood my grief and heard my pain. And he explained what he and his amazing colleagues do.

    — Sheila who cared for her husband Michael who had dementia.

  • I swear that Admiral Nurse saved my life. I talked to Ian for an hour. He listened. He was compassionate. He understood my grief and heard my pain. And he explained what he and his amazing colleagues do.

    — Sheila who cared for her husband Michael who had dementia.

Situation

Dementia is a progressive, terminal condition and can be particularly challenging for families to live with. Caring can be an overwhelming experience, bringing irreversible changes to lives and relationships - so often, families talk about losing the person they used to know. Trying to cope as behaviour and personality changes and increasing levels of care are needed as the condition progresses, can take its toll. 52% of carers of people with dementia are not getting sufficient support to care.

Solution

Specialist support is vital if families are going to be able to cope and live as well as possible and, for people to stay at home where they want to be as long as possible. Dementia UK provides that specialist care and expertise through Admiral Nurses. Our nurses are in communities across the country and also available everyday of the week, no matter where families are, through our free Admiral Nursing Direct Helpline providing support for as long as is needed.