Meet our Admiral Nurse

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. Continually supported and developed by Dementia UK, they provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.

At Greensleeves Care, we are lucky to have our own Admiral Nurse, Steve Mason. Steve works across all of our homes that cater for those living with dementia, offering specialist advice to individuals at all points of their dementia journey, as well as helping their loved ones to understand dementia and the potential challenges that may arise.

Why are they called Admiral Nurses? 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.

A key part of Steve’s role is helping residents in our homes who are living with dementia to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible. Specific types of support an Admiral Nurse can help with include communication techniques, anxiety and distress management, help with knowing what financial help might be available, referrals to other useful services, and help with general questions and concerns. We always say that there isn’t a thing about dementia that Steve doesn’t know!