A specialist dementia service was successfully launched today helping to make North Tyneside a better place to live for people with dementia.

Local charity, Age UK North Tyneside launched their specialist dementia services, and in partnership with Dementia UK introduced their new Admiral Nurse service, to 59 stakeholders including GP’s and Health & Social Care professionals, as well as members of the general public.

The specialist dementia service provides groups and activities for people with dementia and their Carers, as well as one-to-one support to help address practical issues and keep people independent.

In addition, the new Admiral Nurse (a specialist dementia nurse) will provide expert clinical support, to help families to cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. Admiral Nurses play a unique role in care management by joining up the different parts of the health and social care system so the needs of family carers and people with dementia can be addressed in a co-ordinated way. Dementia UK will work with Age UK North Tyneside to govern and support the Admiral Nursing service model.

Guests were presented with a general overview of the service, information and materials, work to date plus the charity’s future plans for North Tyneside, with speakers including Dementia UK’s Chief Admiral Nurse and Chief Executive, Hilda Hayo and Age UK North Tyneside’s Group Chief Executive, Alma Caldwell.

Alma said: “We were delighted to successfully launch our specialist dementia services and new Admiral Nurse service to the residents and key stakeholders of North Tyneside. This new service will help to improve the quality of lives for those living with dementia and their families, as well as give them the vital support that they need.”

If you would like to know more about this service and how it could benefit you, please contact the Dementia Services team at Age UK North Tyneside on 0191 280 8484.

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