The Royal British Legion and Dementia UK are soon to recruit three Admiral Nurses to support the carers of people with dementia who previously served in the Armed Forces. This service – which is to be launched in Walsall, Wolverhampton and Dudley – recognises that caring for a person with dementia can be physically and mentally demanding, and that one of the best ways to improve the quality of life for people with dementia is to support their carers.
The Legion’s Admiral Nurse Service will support carers by providing information, support and practical help. Either the person with dementia or the carer needs to be a beneficiary of the Royal British Legion in order to qualify for the Legion’s Admiral Nurse Service.
The initiative is to be launched locally this spring to trial the new service, and is likely to be rolled-out to other parts of the country in the Autumn.
New admiral nurses will support carers in Armed Forces. Walsall: Walsall Advertiser (Walsall People online), March 29th 2012.