Dementia Service

St Marys Hospice Admiral Nurse Service is launching in 2024!


St Mary’s in collaboration with Dementia UK are pleased to introduce the Admiral Nurse Dementia Service to the Furness and South Lakes area, which will be launching in March 2024.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who are there for the whole family. As experts in dementia, they support families with the many complex challenges of the condition, providing free, specialist advice, support and understanding, whenever it’s needed.

Every day, Admiral Nurses help people affected by dementia have the best life possible for as long as possible. They are there when people need them most, providing health advice, offering compassionate emotional and psychological support and helping families plan for the future.

Admiral Nurses provide tailored support with all aspects of dementia

· If communication gets hard, they are on hand with skills and techniques to help family and friends stay connected to their loved one

· If someone with dementia is showing changes in behaviour, they will find the best ways of preventing or managing this

· If advice is needed on financial benefits, they can talk this through

· If families are struggling to cope, they will be there to help them get the best possible care and support

Dementia Café’s

Our Dementia Team currently facilitate Dementia Café’s across Furness and South Lakes.

We invite you to join us, have a cup of tea with someone who understands. Our highly skilled Dementia staff can give you information and help sign post you to other available support services.

Your local Dementia Café provides a safe and supportive place for you to:

· Discuss your own dementia diagnosis, or someone else’s, and think about what it means for the future

· Get answers from trained staff and meet and learn from other people in similar situations

· Keep active, make new friends and feel more confident.


We currently provide Café in Ulverston, Windermere and Millom. We will be launching our new weekly Barrow Dementia Café in 2024.

If you would like to find out more information about our Dementia Café’s or to book a place to attend, please contact the team on 01229 444407.