Dementia Care Services

Teesside Hospice acknowledges that Dementia is a life limiting disease and that a person with dementia has no less palliative needs than any other person. We recognise the challenges faced by families living with dementia and our aim is to support them to live well and at the end of life, to die well.

Teesside Hospice are working in collaboration with Dementia UK to provide an Admiral Nurse dedicated to palliative care for people living with dementia and their families.

Our Admiral Nurse, Jean Wooldridge, aims to support carers and people with dementia in the later stages of dementia by working together with families to provide one to one support, expert guidance and practical solutions for day to day living.

Jean will also provide best practice support to other professionals (both inside and outside Teesside Hospice) including Care Homes. We acknowledge that there may already be other professionals working to support the person with dementia and our intention is to mutually share expertise to enable the best, person centred care for the person and their family.

What is an Admiral Nurse? 

Admiral Nurses are Specialist Dementia Nurses with extensive experience of working with people with dementia and their families and carers.

We use a range of clinical skills and interventions to improve the quality of life of the carer, the person with dementia and the wider family unit.

We focus on providing holistic relationship centred care to help families living with dementia.

Did you know...

Admiral Nurses were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded the Dementia UK charity. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as “Admiral Joe” because of his love of sailing.  



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