Dementia: Admiral Nurses = Compassion and Action

Dementia UK homepageI realise I am very fortunate that we have Admiral Nurses in this area.  When I discussed changes in Maureen’s presentation with our social worker last week she advised me to seek more support from Mel my Admiral Nurse. We have chatted this morning on the phone and I know that Mel will guide Maureen’s referral to the Memory Service to the Home Treatment Team.

Admiral Nurses are a very important part of my coping strategy.  I could not have coped with the challenges of dementia without the support of their services.  Admiral Nurses = compassion and action: it saddens me that they are not available to all Care Partners.

About Remember Me

I am a retired adult educator. My wife had a stroke in February 2014 and now has mixed dementia. Her recovery from stroke has been exceptional apart from 50% loss of peripheral vision and vascular damage. 'Dharma For Dementia' is my approach to being Maureem's Care Partner: it aims to end the suffering of 'Prescribed Disengagement' (Swaffer) .
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