Nurse Ian Weatherhead
Lead Dementia Nurse
Ian has over thirty years experience in mental health nursing, originally training in Leeds, and spending his formative years as a hospital charge nurse in acute and forensic care, Ian became a Lead Nurse for NHS Highland in the mid 90’s and developed a multi disciplinary Community Mental Health Team serving a remote and rural area of North West Scotland.
Ian became an Admiral Nurse in London in 2006. Admiral Nurses are dementia care specialists, working primarily with families and carers of people diagnosed with dementia.
In July 2009, Ian took up the first full time position of Lead Nurse for the national dementia helpline Admiral Nursing DIRECT, provided by the charity Dementia UK.
Ian lectures nationally and internationally about Dementia and Admiral Nursing and is a media spokesperson for the charity.