MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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29. Stay cool in a heat wave — July 21, 2019
26. Oral and dental health maintenance — April 14, 2019

26. Oral and dental health maintenance

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Sound dull? Hang on a minute… oral and dental health is critical to our wellbeing.  All of us, especially those vulnerable to bacterial infections like pneumonia, must brush our teeth first thing in the morning, before breakfast.  Spitting, not rinsing.  Not what you were taught when you were little?  Me neither.  Read on to find out why…

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19. The Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018 — October 6, 2018

19. The Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018

Been to a Dementia Conference recently? Ever?  Me neither.  So of course I accepted the invitation from Carers Bucks and so, last Friday, joined the gentle throng at The Gateway, Aylesbury.

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14. What happens at a Carers Bucks AGM? — May 11, 2018

14. What happens at a Carers Bucks AGM?

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Today I’m at the Carers Bucks AGM, finding out more about what Carers Bucks do. And to add extra excitement (for me at least), I’m speaking too. I’m cock a hoop to be meeting other local carers, care workers and policy makers.

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13. The free care available from the NHS — April 30, 2018

13. The free care available from the NHS

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The gateway to older adult social support varies across the UK from local authority to local authority (LA).  The GP is the gateway to all health services, whatever your LA.  Find out how to get the most from your GP in this post.

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10. Getting help from older adult social services — February 28, 2018

10. Getting help from older adult social services

I’d like to (try to) explain how important it is to engage early on with social services, how you do it and what to expect.  Warning – this post is long, but it is important (and it’s much shorter than the ‘official’ bumpf).  I’ll explain how it works in Bucks so you will need to double check for your county. In the meantime take a tea break and curl up on a sofa with this for 10 mins.

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3. Saving time by setting up care ‘mission control’ — November 2, 2017
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