Dementia UK

dementia uk

We know that when someone develops dementia (which includes Alzheimer’s disease) it doesn’t just impact the person with the diagnosis – everyone around them is also affected in some way. That’s why we’re here.

Our specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free advice, support and understanding to help families care for their loved one. As experts in the condition, their tailored, life-changing support helps families through the fear and confusion of dementia. From sharing practical tips for caring, to offering compassionate emotional support and helping plan for the future, they are there when people impacted by the condition need them most.

Every day, Admiral Nurses help families up and down the country to have the best life possible for as long as possible. Whether it’s on our Helpline, through our virtual or face-to-face clinics or in the community, our nurses give families affected by dementia the much-needed space to talk to someone who understands. It’s why so many people describe Admiral Nurses as a lifeline.

We are working hard to grow the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK so every family affected by dementia can access their support – whenever they need it.

Together, we can ensure that no one has to face dementia alone.

Why Admiral Nursing?

Admiral Nurses were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.