New dementia support services for those in the Armed Forces

The initiative is being supported by the charity Dementia UK The Royal British Legion has launched a nationwide telephone and video service, plus online tools, to support carers of those living with dementia. The service is open to all members of the British Armed Forces community, whether they are the person living with dementia or their carer, who need specialist advice and support both based in the UK or overseas. The service will offer access to phone or video support from Admiral Nursing staff providing specialist dementia care.

The Royal British Legion is committed to running and enhancing services for our Armed Forces community during the coronavirus crisis.

“For the first time our specialist dementia care advisors are moving from regional to UK-wide support for those caring for loved ones living with dementia. This support is more vital than ever given the additional challenges they are currently facing.

“We are not able to do our normal in person assessments, but instead we are supporting our Armed Forces Community during the pandemic remotely when and where they need us most. Anyone who needs support should call the Legion’s contact centre to be put in contact with an Admiral Nurse.

– THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION’S ADMIRAL NURSE NATIONAL LEAD, PAULA SMITH