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Admiral Nursing Service

The Admiral Nursing Service works with carers of those who have dementia. It provides information on the nature of the illness, practical advice and emotional support. It can also assist other professionals with specialist knowledge and advice about dementia.

 

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The service operates from Monday to Friday. To find out more, visit www.dementiauk.org/how-we-help/admiral-nursing.

Address:
42 Westbourne Park Road, London, W2 5PH
Telephone:
020 3219 0911
Fax:
020 3219 0921
Sector:
Public

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