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Don’t ask GPs for antibiotics

People are being urged not to ask their doctor for antibiotics as part of a new campaign aimed at tackling growing resistance to the drugs. An estimated 5,000 people die every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections, according to Public...

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one...

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This service is a structured group session for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their carers to meet regularly and actively participate in singing in an enjoyable environment. Refreshments are provided. For people who would like to come to the group for the...

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If you are a carer for someone with dementia and you would like to meet with other carers for support; please come along to one of the following Alzheimer's Society monthly groups facilitated by a trained member of staff: Amersham Amersham Free Church, Woodside...

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Join us for activities such as crafts, exercise and games followed by light refreshments and information and support: Aylesbury The Salvation Army, Meadow Way, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1XS. First Tuesday of the month: 10.15 – 12pm 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec Chesham Chesham...

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The service offers one-to-one support from a Memory Support Worker for individuals and their carers from their initial concerns about memory loss, through diagnosis, to planning for the future. For those with a diagnosis, support will focus on planning for the future...

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Digital Resource for Carers

Carers UK has developed a number of digital products and online resources designed to support people who care for a loved one. We would like to invite you to use our digital resources and then provide us with your feedback by completing an online survey. When using...

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Gentle exercise – Active Bucks

A new Gentle Exercise class takes place on Wednesday’s 12:30-1:30pm at Chesham Methodist Church, 70 Bellingdon Road, Chesham, HP5 2HA. The classes will cost £2 per visit and each person will get the first visit for FREE. We encourage people interested to get in...

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Safe Place Scheme

Safe Place Scheme Launches Across Bucks What is a safe place scheme? The Safe Place scheme provides reassurance to vulnerable people and their carers, or people who find themselves in challenging situations, so that they can live more independent lifestyles knowing...

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Acute Kidney Injury: awareness for all

If you are over 65 and already have kidney disease you are more likely to develop Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), so it’s important to be aware of the signs and get checked out by your GP. Find out more about what to look out for at My...

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Gentle Chair Based Exercise

Come and join in the fun! Support your well-being to a happier and healthier life. Fridays 11.30-12.00 6 weeks £17 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th November, 1st & 8th December Quarrendon Adult Learning Centre, Aylesbury. Bucks, HP19 9LJ Contact us now to book your...

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Chiltern & South Bucks Lottery

Support Voices & Choices through the new Chiltern & South Bucks Lottery is a fun and effective way for us to raise funds. Visit the Voices & Choices page (available in the next few days) on the Chiltern & South Bucks Lottery website to enter and we'll...

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Breast cancer warning after man’s diagnosis

When you think of breast cancer, you think of a form of cancer that affects only women. It doesn't. While breast cancer in men is rare it's still an issue. Ian Cranston, 70, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May. Two weeks later he had a mastectomy. The Portadown...

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Vascular dementia

Around 17% of people diagnosed with dementia will have vascular dementia. It is the second most common form of dementia in the over 65 age group. Although you can have vascular dementia under the age of 65, it is comparatively rare. What causes vascular dementia? What...

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Your brain on music

Why do the songs we loved in our late teens and early 20s trigger such powerful memories? The power of music to prompt feelings, memories and even physical responses has led to it being used more and more in cognitive therapy.​  During our teens and early 20s, a...

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Music therapy for dementia

Music is increasingly being used to communicate and engage with people with dementia. Music and sound play an important part throughout our lives whether through listening, taking part or moving to it. We can respond to music from a very early age, before words and...

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Voices and Choices CIC

Voices & Choices CIC
The White Hill Centre, White Hill
Chesham, Bucks. HP5 1AG
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