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Dementia (Adults)

Dementia If you are concerned that a family member has dementia, the first step is to arrange for them to see a GP.  The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is…

Dental treatment abroad

If you're considering dental treatment abroad, do your research and be aware of the potential risks. There are no official statistics on the number of people travelling abroad for dental treatment. But a 2007 survey by the consumer association Which? found dentistry is one of…

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Peterborough (Adults)

The Deprivation of Liberty safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to make sure adults in care homes, hospitals or supported living are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom. The safeguards should ensure that a care home, hospital…

Domestic abuse against men

Find out about domestic abuse (or domestic violence), and where to get support if it's happening to you. Domestic abuse, also called domestic violence, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Anybody can be affected by domestic abuse, and…

Domestic violence against women: how to help a friend

If you're worried that a friend is being abused, here's how to offer her the support she needs.  Teresa Parker from Women's Aid, a charity working to end domestic violence, says, "It may be hard to know what to do or say as your friend may not…

Domestic violence and abuse

If home isn’t safe, support is available If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can get help: Cambridge Women’s Aid (City, East, South Cambridgeshire): 01223 361214 Refuge (Fenland, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough): 07787 255821 National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 Men’s…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

Drugs and the brain

Acid and magic mushrooms Anabolic steroids Cannabis Cocaine Ecstasy Heroin Ketamine Solvents Speed and crystal meth Tranquillisers Acid (LSD) and magic mushrooms (shrooms) Short term: Acid and magic mushrooms are hallucinogenics, making people see, hear and experience the world in a different, "trippy" way. Colours…

Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body…

Eating disorders explained

Find out the facts about eating disorders, including what they are, who's affected by them and what to do if you need help and support. What is an eating disorder? There are different types of eating disorder, the most common ones being anorexia, bulimia and…
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