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Riding the digital wave in dementia care

Playing an instrumental role in providing data on the value of Admiral Nursing, Julia Botsford explains why digital advances present a challenge across the board in nursing.
Julia Botsford

Playing an instrumental role in providing data on the value of Admiral Nursing, Julia Botsford explains why digital advances present a challenge across the board in nursing

What is your job?

I am a research and evaluation Admiral Nurse at Dementia UK in London. As well as working on the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline, providing specialist advice and support to families living with dementia, I play an instrumental role in collecting data on the value and effectiveness of Admiral Nursing. My area of expertise also lies in dementia in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

Why did you become a nurse?

My interest in nursing stems from when my grandmother was unwell and spent time in hospital. This experience showed me how nursing can have a direct and positive effect on peoples lives. Ive also been quite academically minded

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