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We work in partnership with Dementia UK to provide Admiral Nurses – a specialist service helping the Armed Forces community and their families living with dementia.

We know that when you’re caring for someone with dementia it can be hard to find the time to look after yourself. Our Admiral Nurses are there to support you, and those you’re caring for, to get the help you need.

Our response to the Covid-19 outbreak

We understand that you may need our help now more than ever, and our Admiral Nurses service is still operating with some changes. 

We have stopped home visits for now but can provide advice over the phone. Freephone 0808 802 8080 or email ANsupport@britishlegion.org.uk for help looking after a loved one with dementia.

Lockdown activities and advice

Keeping someone living with dementia occupied at this time of national restrictions can be difficult. Our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses have created this activity leaflet with some useful ideas on activities to do in lockdown.

Watch our video below for advice for carers from Ben Upton, The Royal British Legion's Admiral Nurse Lead, on how to support people living with dementia during the coronavirus lockdown.  

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“My admiral nurse was my rock. I feel so much better knowing I don't have to face things alone.”

“My admiral nurse was my rock. I feel so much better knowing I don't have to face things alone.”

Advice for people living with dementia

Ben Upton, our Admiral Nurse Lead, has also shared some advice for people living with dementia during the coronavirus lockdown. Watch the video below to find out more.

Where are we?

Our nurses are currently operating in Lancashire, the West Midlands, Hampshire, Somerset, South Wales, Leeds, Bradford and the city of Liverpool. We can offer families:

  • Skilled assessments to determine the needs of both the individual with dementia and their carer
  • Guidance on how to care for someone with dementia
  • Emotional and psychological support for carers and families
  • Help to develop skills to encourage positive approaches to living with dementia
  • Information and practical advice for carers and families
  • Help to access services and support from other organisations

Our Admiral Nurses support serving and ex-serving personnel and their families – this can either be the person with dementia or their carer.

We are there to help you every step of the way from diagnosis, to being there to help with difficult decisions, to supporting someone who may need to go into full-time care and beyond. 

Find out more about how we can help by calling our helpline on 0808 802 8080.

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