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Admiral Nurses in the community: helping carers cope with the uncertainty of dementia

Mary-Jo Anson provides invaluable primary care support to families living with dementia, plus the skills needed in the role

Mary-Jo Anson provides invaluable primary care support to families living with dementia, plus the skills needed in the role

For Admiral Nurse Mary-Jo Anson, the unpredictability of dementia ensures her role is always interesting.

‘Nobody presents in the same way; you walk into a different situation every time you visit a family,’ she says. ‘I’ve never felt my job is repetitive.’

Supporting carers and families through primary care posts

After qualifying in 2001 as an adult nurse at Cardiff University Hospital in Wales, she worked in surgical assessment then acute pain, before moving into neuro-degenerative research.

‘That’s

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