“When my grandmother developed dementia, it was incredibly hard on our family. My dad struggled greatly. He didn’t understand her illness, what it was doing to her or how it would progress.
My grandmother lived by herself, and her neighbours would often call my dad with concerns. My dad didn’t know where to turn. This was in the early 1980s, and there was little support or information about dementia.
Years later, I met an Admiral Nurse in my professional career, and was very impressed by the support they were offering to families affected by dementia. I reflected on what my own family had been through - what a difference it would have made if they had received the help of an Admiral Nurse.
Admiral Nurses are specialists in their field. They have an expert knowledge base to provide advice and information on all aspects of dementia care, they also walk the journey with families to help relieve the pressures of caring.
Our gift for the future
Kevin explains why he and his husband have decided to leave a gift to Dementia UK in their Will.
Posted on 20.04.21