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What is an older husband’s experience of caring for his wife who has dementia?

06 November 2019

Nursing Older People

literature review

A significant number of informal carers look after people who have dementia. Women’s caring experiences are well documented. However, a substantially smaller amount...

Role of Admiral Nurses in supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia

12 May 2022

Learning Disability Practice

Dementia care

The average age of people with learning disabilities is increasing, meaning that the number of people with learning disabilities and dementia is also rising. The...

Open AccessA relationship-centred approach to managing pain in dementia

29 January 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

The presence of pain in a person with dementia can often be missed. The diagnosis of dementia can overshadow the pain-inducing symptoms of other co-morbid conditions...

Supporting staff to care for people with dementia who experience distress reactions

29 August 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article outlines the development of distress reaction training in a large care home charity, provided by directly employed My Home Life Admiral nurses, who are...

Implementation of e-portfolios for the professional development of Admiral Nurses

24 January 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Nurses are required to maintain their fitness to practise through continuing professional development activities, and must demonstrate this by maintaining a...

Suicide risk in informal carers of people living with dementia

05 June 2018

Nursing Older People

Mental health

With an ageing population comes an increasing risk of illnesses such as dementia and a growing need for care. There are 670,000 informal, unpaid carers in the UK,...

Using video consultations to support family carers of people living with dementia

25 August 2021

Nursing Older People


Established in 2019, the Lincolnshire Admiral Nurse Service supports family carers of people living with dementia through psychosocial interventions. Before the...

Admiral Nursing: supporting generalist nurses to work with families affected by dementia

15 December 2022

Nursing Standard


The number of people with dementia in the UK is expected to significantly increase over the next two decades, which has implications for service demand and delivery,...

Learning and leadership in advanced dementia care

07 October 2020

Nursing Older People

living with advanced dementia series: 4

This article, part of a series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia, considers learning and leadership. It...

Supporting family carers via the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline: reflection on a case study

13 May 2020

Nursing Older People


In the UK, the quality of post-diagnostic care and support for people with dementia and their family carers is variable and depends on the availability of services...