MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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Hydration in a heat wave — July 21, 2019
Oral and dental health maintenance — April 14, 2019

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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Slowing or even avoiding dementia? Can we help ourselves? — November 9, 2018

Slowing or even avoiding dementia? Can we help ourselves?

Modern medicine has extended our average longevity which is awesome.  Our challenge nowadays is how to live those extra years well, not poorly.  Mounting evidence suggests that changes to our lifestyle may help postpone dementia and expertise is emerging to help guide us.

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Free health care available from the NHS — April 30, 2018

Free health 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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Happy New Year (and our resolutions) — December 31, 2017

Happy New Year (and our resolutions)

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We hope your Christmas was peaceful, without hospital admissions and everyone got some well earned rest and recreation.  If you were working in vital services like the NHS, emergency services or caring > thank you very much. Any resolutions?

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