My name is Jan Burt and I was amazed at the lack of knowledge in the community regarding the help and support that is given to carers of people with dementia by Admiral Nursing care.
I feel very passionately that more should be done thus enabling the person with dementia to remain at home for longer as the Carer will have the emotional support necessary to achieve this.
Why do Admiral Nurses not get the same press coverage as Macmillan Nurses they are just as important?
I am therefore actively involved in fundraising for Dementia UK and from January 2010 to end of May 2012 I have raised over raised over £37K but more importantly I am hoping that my efforts will lead to a better awareness of this terrible disability.
Having access to an Admiral Nurse is currently a postcode lottery. How can that possibly be right? .
I also believe that Admiral Nurses are vital to the care of a patient suffering with dementia as they can provide that individualised support to me and others like me, especially the older carers – I believe an Admiral Nurse will help me to adjust to the pace of this inevitable process but most importantly the support they provide will allow me to keep my husband Victor at home for much longer as I will be emotionally stronger to look after his needs. Admiral Nurses provide a comprehensive assessment of the need that is required by me and can suggest a range of therapeutic approaches designed to promote my emotional well being as well as equipping me with the skills and information I need to ease the pain of this journey in my life due to my husband’s deteriorating condition.