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Could your snoring be sleep apnoea?

Snoring can be a symptom of a disorder called sleep apnoea, which is hard to identify and has serious health risks. Sleep apnoea is very common, but less than one in four sufferers are diagnosed. Although sleep apnoea can affect men and women of all ages, it's most common…

Cut down on your calories

Many of us are eating too much, and not being active enough. That's why nearly two-thirds of the adult population in England is overweight or obese. Find out how much you should be eating and how to cut the calories. How much should you eat?…

Day centres and day opportunities

Day centres and day opportunities are services that you can access if you need support to join in activities, get to know your local community and to keep safe. There are a range of different options available, from support to attend a building base service,…

Death and bereavement

Bereavement is a highly personal and often traumatic event. When someone close to you dies you’ll need advice and support. Practical help is available from a funeral director or from your family doctor, but there are also many agencies that can offer more guidance about…

Decorate Walter competition: vote now

We recently asked children in Waltham Forest to enter our competition to decorate our Local Offer logo – Walter the Owl. Now we’d like you to pick the winner for us. We had some imaginative and excellent entries from early years groups across the borough.…

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 2018World Diabetes day is on 14 November. The theme this year is ‘Diabetes Concerns Every…

Diabetes Concerns Every Family - Can you help your family prevent diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes which accounts for ninety per cent of all 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, early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent…
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