Charity information

Dementia UK

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia through our Admiral Nurses.

Admiral Nurses offer specialist one-to-one support to anyone affected by dementia. When things become challenging or difficult for families, we work closely together with them, offering the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need. Our nurses work in communities across the country and provide support through our free national helpline.

Founded 1988

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is that people living with and affected by dementia will receive compassionate expert care and support that is right for them, to live positive and fulfilling lives.

    Living with dementia can be an incredibly hard and lonely experience for everyone affected. The specialist support we offer through Admiral Nursing helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

    Admiral Nurses are at the forefront of dementia care and all have significant expertise and experience of working with people with dementia to provide the specialist support they need;

    When communication gets hard, we’re here to help families stay connected to the person they love.

    If a family member with dementia starts to show fear or distress, we’ll work with the family to find the best ways of preventing and managing this.

    If families are struggling to cope, we’ll be there to help them get the best possible care and support their love one needs.

    When families have questions they can’t get answered, we’ll take the time to really understand the problem and give them the expert support they need to tackle it.

    We work in partnership with other dementia services, using our experience and expertise to foresee and avoid crisis and upskill others involved in caring for people with dementia.

    Our mission is to ensure families can access Admiral Nursing when they need it, no matter where they are.

  • Aims

    Dementia UK aims to:

    • Empower those living with and affected by dementia to receive the best available care that is tailored to meet their needs.
    • Become the beacon of excellence by providing unrivalled guidance, responsive solutions and innovative thinking to address the challenge of high quality dementia care.
    • Influence national policy to ensure that everyone living with dementia has equal and fair access to Admiral Nursing.
    • Lead the way in innovative and high quality research and development into the best possible dementia care.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1988

    Registered Charity Number: 1039404

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 44

    Part time staff: 24

    Volunteers: 19

    Phone number: 0207 697 4009

    Address: Dementia UK356 Holloway RoadLondon N7 6PA

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