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Accessible Gardening

One sector of the population is actually getting plenty of exercise – certainly at this time of year. Gardeners! All the gardening chores we carry out keep us moving and burn calories, as well as improving mental health, and ensuring a top up of vitamin D, when the...

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Smart Home Technology

Latest advances in smart home technology make independent living safer. Caring for a loved one who is going through the natural ageing process of life can be extremely rewarding. However, it can also be very hard to balance your loved one’s need for independence and...

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Dementia Action Week open cinema

For Dementia Action Week, Monday 21 May to Sunday 27 May, Gracewell of High Wycombe are opening their cinema to the public. People living with dementia, their carers and family members are all welcome. There will be complimentary popcorn and ice cream! For further...

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Softball disability cricket

The English Cricket Board will be running a series of inclusive cricket sessions open to all ages and abilities. These sessions start in May and are accessible for people with learning disabilities. They run at various cricket clubs in the region. A poster is attached...

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Living Will

A living will or ‘advance decision’ allows you to set out your wishes and refuse medical treatment in future. In this article we will explain: –       What a living will is and what it involves –       Why making a living will is important –       The process involved...

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Why are lethal falls on the increase?

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal a massive rise in the number of over 85s dying from falls. Between 2008 and 2016 the number of deaths from falls in men over 85 rose by 177% and in women by 72%. Such deaths are rising much faster than...

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Healthy living

Looking after your mental and physical health can help you live well and stay happy, active and safe in later life. Protect your health: as you get older you may find that you experience more health problems but there are services that can help to protect you from...

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Magazine Advertisement Debt Alert

Victims receive a telephone call from someone purporting to be a bailiff enforcing a court judgement, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. The fraudsters state the debt originates from the victim not paying a magazine advertisement subscription.  A...

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How to spot a fake Apple charger

Buying chargers - Counterfeit phone chargers can be deadly. We tested a range of fake chargers and found that 98% of them had the potential to cause a lethal electric shock or start a fire. With that in mind, it's important to be aware of the risks when buying a phone...

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Rarer types of dementia

People with Parkinson's disease have a higher-than-average risk of developing dementia, although around two thirds of people are unaffected. When dementia does occur, it is typically not until late in the course of the illness. Parkinson's disease dementia accounts...

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