Many people do not realise that dementia is a progressive condition that cannot be cured, and that people with dementia will have a shortened life span. The care of someone with advanced dementia at the end of life is aimed at keeping him or her as comfortable and pain free as possible.

At Mountbatten, our dementia specialist nurse and the multi-professional team support people with advanced dementia and their families by providing high quality end of life care wherever they prefer to be; at home, in a care home or in our hospice ward.

We work in partnership with carers, families, Admiral Nurses, health and social care professionals, to equip them with the skills they need to be able to care for people dying with advanced dementia.

As well as our dementia specialist nurse, we offer a wide range of support for people living with dementia and their carers. Ask your GP, or the person supporting your care if you would like to access any of the following services:

  • Music Group – 3pm to 4pm every Wednesday, John Cheverton Centre, Mountbatten Hospice
  • Carer and Person with Dementia Group – 12.30pm to 2.30pm, every third Friday of the month, John Cheverton Centre, Mountbatten Hospice
  • Carer’s Group – 2pm to 3.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Riverside Centre, Newport alongside Carers Isle of Wight

Download our leaflet about dementia