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Carers UK Forum • new unexpected diagnosis - Page 2
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Re: new unexpected diagnosis

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:16 am
by Carol _1712
thank you for that information

Re: new unexpected diagnosis

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:37 pm
by Penny
sunnydisposition wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:06 pm
https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/admiral-nursing/

How can I speak to an Admiral Nurse?

Call our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline on 0800 888 6678 from 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 5pm during the weekend. Or send an email to helpline@dementiauk.org or fill in the form.

There may be an Admiral Nurse in your area. Check our map to see all of our services

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/ ... ssessment/
When I first heard about Admiral Nurses I thought ‘fantastic’. We didn’t have any in our area then. Eventually we got one but when I saw the piece in the local paper that one was appointed I was shocked as I knew her from slimming group and she had been out to my Mum’s previous care home. She seemed to have little understanding of dementia and kept saying how marvellous Mum’s home was and was more interested in how clean it was than what I was telling her about them being bossy, uninterested and fed the residents the tiniest meals you ever saw. She just kept saying “but it’s so clean and smells lovely.” Not long after that she was appointed as an Admiral Nurse and I couldn’t believe it. I never got in touch again.

Re: new unexpected diagnosis

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:56 pm
by Pet66
I'm sad to read that as the admiral nurse I spoke with when hubby was diagnosed was very helpful. I wasn't keen on group meetings, but only because I took on everyone else's pain, and I was heartbroken enough!