Dementia UK

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.

Admiral Nurses are continually trained, developed and supported by Dementia UK. Families that have their support have someone truly expert and caring by their side. They are a lifeline helping families to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

We believe that everyone who needs the support of a specialist dementia nurse should get one, and we’re working hard to increase the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK. We receive no government funding and are entirely reliant on donations, including from people who leave us gifts in their Wills.



[email protected]


0300 365 5500 (Supporter Care)


Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE


1039404 England and Wales and SCO47429 Scotland 74



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26th March 2021

I went through a long period of finding difficulty in coping with my mother’s behaviour and my response to it - the Admiral Nurse who listened to me was patient and inspiring and honest

I know that if I have a problem or concern the Admiral Nurses will always be at the end of the phone to listen to and advise me - I don’t feel so alone

Without my Admiral Nurse, things would have gone wrong - I would have crumbled long ago and the health service would have had to take care of me too

I found support through my Admiral Nurse – she is like winning the lottery in the dementia field. I feel like I can call her whenever, and you do need that. It has been very traumatic for all of us and also for my late husband but the support we have had from her during all the stages has been a lifesaver; helping us pick a care home, showing me how to communicate with my children around the diagnosis, and also guiding us through a system which still does not make it easy for families with dementia to know what support they’re entitled to