Dementia UK - Dementia Support

Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. Today there are around 944,000 people living with dementia, (including 70,800 living with young onset dementia, where symptoms develop under the age of 65) and right now there are only around 400 Admiral Nurses to support them and their families. Compared to many of the most serious health conditions, specialist follow-up support for dementia is hard to get because it barely exists. This is a huge and growing crisis that needs urgent attention.

As diagnosis rates increase every year, we need radical change so families get the support they need. We need more specialist Admiral Nurses and we need better understanding and awareness of the reality of dementia. As the only UK-wide charity dedicated to specialist dementia nursing, we want every family to know we will be there to support them – for as long as they need

This service is hosted by Gorse Covert Community Centre. 

The Admiral Nurse can support families affected by dementia with a range of issues including: 

  • understanding a diagnosis of dementia 
  • practical tips and advice on caring for a loved one with dementia
  • feelings of loss and guilt 
  • changing relationships 
  • planning for the future – and much more 
  • The Admiral Nurse is there for the whole family, supporting the physical and mental health needs of both the carer and the person with dementia. The clinic is open to all in the Charnwood area. 

Clinic hours, dates and location
First and third Friday of the month; 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm 

Gorse Covert Community Centre
Maxwell Drive
Loughborough
LE11 4RZ 

*SELF REFERRAL ONLY*

Categories:
Day to day helping hand
Healthy lifestyle
Information and advice
Managing a long-term health condition
Mental health
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for:
Dementia friendly
dementia, Alzheimer, memory, support, mental health, care, admiral nurse, family, older person, older
Who can refer: Self referrals only
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