DEMENTIA UK has released its Impact Report animation showing that it has helped over 50,000 families over the past year. There were 224 Admiral Nurses throughout the UK by the end of March 2018 and a record 14,155 families who have been supported through the Admiral Nurses Dementia Helpline.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses providing expert guidance, one-to-one emotional support and practical solutions to families facing the complexities of dementia. Families with an Admiral Nurse have someone compassionate, knowledgeable and skilled by their side, helping them live more positively with dementia and face the future with more confidence and less fear.

Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO at Dementia UK, Dr Hilda Hayo said:

“Dementia is one of the most significant health issues of our time, and no one should have to face it alone. This is why our Admiral Nurses are so crucial in giving families a voice and a listening ear when they are facing the most challenging times.

“Our Impact Report animation shows how far we have come in raising awareness of Admiral Nurses as well as the need for them. We couldn’t have done this without the expertise and compassion of our Admiral Nurses, dedicated support staff (80% of whom have experience of dementia) as well as passionate fundraisers.”

There are currently 260 Admiral Nurses across England, Scotland and Wales in a variety of settings. They work in the community, care homes, hospitals, and hospices as well as on our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline – the only specialist nurse-led dementia helpline in the country. However not every family affected by dementia has access to the specialist support they need.

Anyone who has concerns or questions about dementia can call the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, staffed entirely by specialist dementia Admiral Nurses, on 0800 888 6678, 9am-9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-5pm on weekends or email at: helpline@dementiauk.org.

To find out more about Dementia UK or Admiral Nurses, visit www.dementiauk.org