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'So much to do to create a dementia-tolerant society'

Making a difference in older people's care can only happen if we work as a society, says Dementia UK's director of clinical services, Paul Edwards

Making a difference in older people's care can only happen if we work as a society, says Dementia UK's director of clinical services, Paul Edwards

What is your current role?

I am director of clinical services at Dementia UK, the provider of specialist dementia support for families through Admiral Nurses. The role is London based, but has a national focus.

My role is to grow the number of Admiral Nurses across the UK. I’ll be doing this in a number of ways, including setting up the right governance processes to develop new services. I’ll also be ensuring that our nurses are at the forefront of dementia care through ongoing professional development.

Why did you become a nurse?

I wanted to make a difference to older people’s care, particularly the care of people with dementia and their families, as there simply wasn’t enough

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