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Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than you take in. When the normal water content of your body is reduced, it upsets the balance of minerals (salts and sugar) in your body, which affects the way it functions. Water makes up over two-thirds of the healthy…

Dementia and your relationships

As dementia progresses, your relationships are almost certain to change. It is easy to feel isolated and alone if you or someone you care for has dementia. Keeping in contact with others is good for people with dementia because it can help keep them active…

Deprivation of liberty safeguards

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) exist to provide suitable protection to all people who have a mental disorder or disability of the mind, including dementia or a profound learning disability, and lack capacity to consent to their care and treatment.DOLS is concerned with ensuring that…

Diabetes

Diabetes is a long term condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. High blood sugar levels can cause serious long-term health problems.  World Diabetes Day 2019 World Diabetes day is on 14 November. Find out more 

Diabetes Prevention Week

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes, yet is the leading cause of sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. A healthy lifestyle can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and the risk of serious complications that can come with…

Diabetes – Protect your family

Can you help your family prevent diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. Simple steps such as a healthy lifestyle, early diagnosis and early treatment can help prevent or delay the risk of developing…

Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)

Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning. It's a common problem thought to regularly affect around one in every three people in the UK, and is particularly common in elderly people. If you have…

Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to carers. A personal budget or…

Disability Enablement Service

In the last 18 months, London Borough of Waltham Forest have been talking and listening to families and their children and young people as well as schools and health professionals. You told us you wanted some changes to the service and there were areas that…

Disagreements about support for children and young people with SEN or disabilities

If you are unhappy with the support your child is getting, talk to his or her setting or school first to try to sort the problem out early on.If you are not satisfied with the school’s response you can use the school’s complaints procedure. All…
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