Here at Hospiscare, we have partnered with Dementia UK to provide an Admiral Nurse (specialist dementia nurse) to help support people living with dementia.
Keep reading, or click on the links below to find out more:
Since the role was created in 2017, our Admiral Nurse, Chrissy, has been working to provide the specialist dementia support that families require. She works closely with families, offering psychological support and expert advice and guidance to enable them and their loved one living with a dementia to be able to adapt and prepare for the changes that occur within the dementia trajectory.
Chrissy uses a range of techniques to help people live positively, develop skills to improve communication and to maintain family relationships. She also works with other healthcare professionals so that people's differing needs are addressed in a coordinated way.
As part of our support, we have also prepared some videos that might help if you are looking after somebody who has dementia. Please share these videos with your friends, family, and fellow carers.
Communicating with people with dementia
Communicating dementia Top 10 Tips
Caring and Dementia: Caring for the individual
How does dementia affect eating?
Caring and Dementia: Creating the right environment
Caring and Dementia: Coping with unusual behaviour
Dementia and Carers Caring for the family carer