Tracey Lee, an Admiral Nurse, was invited to speak to the Club by Arthur Thomas. Unfortunately he passed to higher service two days before Tracey visited the Club on Friday 19th August.
She explained that Admiral Nurses were named by the family of Joseph Levy CBE BEM, who founded Dementia UK. Joseph had vascular dementia and was known affectionately as ‘Admiral Joe’ because of his love of sailing.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope. They are registered nurses, and have significant experience of working with people with dementia before becoming an Admiral Nurse. Most work for the NHS in communities, helping people with dementia to stay at home for longer.