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Residential care

Find information and resources here on residential care services that provide accommodation and support for people who can no longer live at home.

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Dementia care options

Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including care options and support services

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Nursing homes

Links to trusted information about nursing homes.

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Respite care for carers of people with dementia

There are many ways to get respite care. Here is some information about the different types of respite care available and programs to look into.

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Huntington’s disease

Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.

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Respite care for people with younger onset dementia

Trusted information about respite care for people with younger onset dementia, including health care plans, mental health care plans and care assessments

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How technology is helping people with dementia

Technology, including useful apps, to support the more than 400,000 people living with dementia, can make a big difference -- both to them and to their carers. Learn more here.

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What does a geriatrician do?

A geriatrician is a specialist doctor who cares for people aged 65 and over. Most geriatricians are experts in dealing with people who have multiple conditions.

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Hospital discharge planning

Hospital discharge planning aims to make sure that once you leave hospital you continue to get the right healthcare from the right people. Read more.

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The role of a GP

Your GP (general practitioner) is usually the first person to go to if you’re sick. GPs coordinate your healthcare - watch this video to learn more.

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