Dementia UK have launched Red Lippy Day as part of its campaign to raise awareness of dementia and raise funds for more Admiral Nurses.
There are currently 145 Admiral Nurses who specialise in dementia care. They give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia in order to help them cope. They are registered nurses and have significant experience of working with people who have dementia before they become Admiral Nurses.
Most of these specialist nurses work in NHS communities, helping people with dementia to stay at home for longer. They also work in other settings, including care homes, hospitals and hospices.
The Admiral Nurse service in the Shropshire area is in Telford, this service is teamed with the Telford and Wrekin primary Care Trust and Dementia UK. Red Lippy Day is hoping to encourage more nurses to apply to become Admiral Nurses and so we hope that there will be more nurses available soon in Shropshire.
Across our homes in Shropshire and Cheshire we have dementia units that use our Cedar Philosophy as a creative and innovative approach to dementia care. It focuses on an individual’s wellbeing and personal needs alongside their nursing requirements in order to promote dignity and respect for all residents. This means that our nurses and carers work closely with GPs, consultants and other health professionals which all contributes to the fight against dementia.
Dementia Awareness Week is coming up on the 16th May and this is another great opportunity to raise awareness of this form of Alzheimer’s and the things we can all do to help those living with dementia. Keep an eye out on Social Media for our approach to dementia week and our Red Lippy Selfie.
For more information about Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses click here.
Click here to learn more about Morris Care’s Cedar Philosophy.