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How to get the care advice you need

If you’re looking for advice about how you can get care and support for yourself or someone else, our simple guide can help. We have lots of information on this website but the social care system can be confusing. If you don’t know where to start, take a couple of...

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Memory Pathways

11:00 - 14:00 on the last Friday of every month. If you or the person you care for has memory loss, confusion or dementia come along and enjoy our healing gardens. Meet up with people in similar situations who enjoy nature and gardening, make new friends, have a...

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Scam Watch!

HM Revenue & Customs Email “Your Tax Return Refund Overdue We noticed that your tax refund remains unpaid, if you are the rightful holder of the account and you must update your account! We also require you to create a Six Digit Phone Identification Code this will...

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Kiddleydivey Friends

Come and join our friendly music and singing group every Thursday afternoon in Beaconsfield. Enjoy songs from days gone by, watch clips from old films and maybe even enjoy a dance. Kiddleydivey Friends meets in the Guide HQ in Beaconsfield in Malthouse Square every...

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British Gas customers warned to beware of phishing email asking for personal details to ‘unlock’ online account. It's the latest in online scams trying to take advantage of people. The email asks the recipient to follow the links to update their data, warning that...

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Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical...

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Cognitive rehab therapy for early-stage dementia

Personalised therapy can help people in the early stages of dementia manage everyday tasks and stay independent, according to the findings from a large-scale trial. The trial, led by Exeter University, found cognitive rehabilitation therapy helped participants retain...

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What is dementia?

Alzheimer's and other dementia types affect more than 750,000 people in the UK, most of them older people. Here we explain the symptoms of dementia and why it's a good idea for your elderly relative or friend to see their GP if you're worried that they're suffering...

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Seven ways to spot an online shopping scam

From the photo to the seller - clues that show you’re being targeted by online shopping scammers. A million people in the UK fell victim to online shopping scams last year, some of them several times, and this kind of crime is showing no signs of slowing. According to...

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Advocacy in mental health

The MIND Guide to Advocacy explains what advocacy is and how it can help you. It gives information on different types of advocacy, including statutory advocates, what sort of situations an advocate can help you with, and how to find an advocate. What is advocacy?...

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Is there a link between stress and dementia risk?

Many people wonder whether stress is linked to risk of dementia, and the news often reports a link between the two. This Stress Awareness Month, our Research team decided to examine the evidence behind stress and risk of dementia. What is stress? Stress occurs when...

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Common scams

Scams are schemes to con you out of your money. They can arrive by post, text message or email, or from someone coming to your home. Car matching and electricity meter scams and fake lotteries are just some of the tricks that scammers try. Reporting a scam - You...

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Information leaflets – Dementia UK

We are constantly updating our information leaflets, in answer to questions heard by the Admiral Nurses working on the Dementia Helpline and out in the field.  New topics will be coming shortly, but if you have a query about dementia not answered on these pages,...

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