The Lewy Body Society and Dementia UK have recently announced the appointment of Rachel Thompson as the first ever Consultant Admiral Nurse for Lewy body dementia.
Rachel will hosted by Dementia UK, but with the funding for her role provided by the Lewy Body Society, she will be working exclusively on Lewy body dementia for the next two years. Her role will include supporting professionals working with people affected by Lewy body dementia, encouraging links between research and practice, and developing new materials as well as offering some clinical support for families via the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline.
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Rachel will remain on the NDAA Steering Group, however has stepped down from the Hospital Taskforce.