1. nickyd

    nickyd Registered User

    Oct 20, 2007
    146
    warwickshire
    Was hoping that you all know about Admiral Nurses. They are specialist Dementia Nurses, trained in giving emotional support, practical advice and just generally being very caring people, they are excellent... They are still helping my family now, after losing my Mum 6 wks ago.... For more information about them, go on the fordementia website(oops forgot to get it for you) easy to find though.... Really though I cant recommend them enough, they help just that little bit. Hope you find it helpful, Nickyxxx
     
  2. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
  3. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    So true Jennifer. This is the same with all organisations that offer help, even our own AS.

    Excellent, if you live in the right area. However Nicky, thanks for flagging it up.
    Must help someone.
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,561
    Kent
    But there is a national Helpline for the Admiral Nurses.



    Admiral Nursing Direct 0845 257 9406
    Tuesday 10-4 6-9
    Thursday 6-9


    Which is better than nothing. They are lovely to talk to.
     
  5. janetruth

    janetruth Registered User

    Mar 20, 2007
    563
    nuneaton
    Hi Nicky

    I expect there are many 'silent ' members out there who will find this information very helpful.
    It's also good to hear that they are still a comfort to you and your family.

    I know that I will give them a call, the ones in my area are local for me.

    I had never heard of them, it just goes to show, that we can all help each other in whatever way we can.
    Keep posting Nicky
    Take Care
    Janetruth x
     
  6. nickyd

    nickyd Registered User

    Oct 20, 2007
    146
    warwickshire
    Hi Jane
    I was wondering if you had any luck with the 'Admiral Nurses' yet?
    Nicky xxx
     
  7. janetruth

    janetruth Registered User

    Mar 20, 2007
    563
    nuneaton
    Hello Nicky

    Funny you should ask, I phoned them yesterday amd left my name and number, I have just come off the phone and again, I left the same message.
    Should I try ringing in the morning?

    I hope you are having an ok day today.

    Take care
    Janetruth x
     
  8. nickyd

    nickyd Registered User

    Oct 20, 2007
    146
    warwickshire
    Hi again, Jane!
    Yes keep trying, there isnt always anyone in the office, But I'm sure they will get back to you as soon as they can! Our's is coming next week to see Dad, we're a bit worried about him actually, he's a broken man and completely lost without Mum. His whole life revolved around her from the moment he got up of a morning, and now , nothing!:( Friday, we're having a bench delivered to the cemetery in memory of Mum with a plaque..Anyway must dash, taking the girls trick or treating, can't wait:rolleyes:

    Take good care of yourself and Mum and let me know when you hear something, Nickyxxx
     
  9. Margaret W

    Margaret W Registered User

    Apr 28, 2007
    3,725
    North Derbyshire
    I have never heard of Admiral Nurses. What do they do?

    Regards

    Margaret
     
  10. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,561
    Kent
    Dear Margaret,

    Admiral nurses are to Dementia, what MacMillan nirses are to Cancer. They support carers and sufferers in the community.

    Here is a link for you.

    http://www.fordementia.org.uk/admiral.htm
     
  11. WirelessPaul

    WirelessPaul Registered User

    Feb 10, 2012
    52
    Leeds
    I wonder how we can raise their profile, as an ex-cancer patient with a wife with Alzheimer's I get annoyed at all the cancer coverage and adverts we get and not a smidgin on Alzheimer's. I am in Leeds so they do not cover this area, Kirklees is the nearest but we do have a good Alzheimer's unit in Armley, Leeds.
    Paul
     
  12. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,439
    I just want to point out to posters that this thread was started over 5 years ago.
     
  13. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,654
    North West
    Good point, Jennifer.

    It would be interesting to know what progress has been made in 5 years in numbers and coverage.

    Does anyone have this info?

    We have found them very useful.
     
  14. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
    8,041
    It would be interesting also to know the stats on ratio of Admiral nurses : dementia sufferers & Macmillan nurses : cancer sufferers.

    Someone posted on hospice care for dementia sufferer & that it's not available - end of life hospice care should be available to anyone who is terminally ill in my opinion.
     

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