Due to the demand on our services and reduced human resources as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently having to modify some of our services as advertised on our website. Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless you have been advised to do so by a member of our clinical team or if you have a pre-arranged appointment. If you need any further detail regarding any of our services please contact us for advice on 01294 441441 general enquiries.

Medicines are NOT in short supply. Please only order the medicines that you need. Do NOT order all medicines every time.
Pharmacies are extremely busy so please allow at least FIVE days after ordering medicines before collecting from your nominated pharmacy.

If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you’re over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.

As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It’s normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it’s affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should loseek help from your GP.

Care information Scotland

Complex care needs include intimate personal care as the ability for self-care declines, increasing levels of supervision, emotional support, decision-making, behaviour changes, coping with the risks to safety, personality changes and changes within the relationship.

Dementia has a profound emotional and psychological impact on the person with dementia, leading to stress on carers and the need for support in responding appropriately to the person with dementia.

We have found the following radio programme incredible useful; it provides an understanding about how Dementia can affect people and some solutions and ideas that people have employed to help them manage and to continue having a fulfilling life (it really is worth a listen):

The Doctor’s Dementia BBC Radio Programme

Staying active is incredibly important, especially if you have an illness like Dementia, the following videos show how you can remain active and healthy and reduce the impact of Dementia on your life.

Useful Links

There is lots of information, help and support available to you. The following are some websites that have useful information.

Glorious Opportunity

Alzheimer’s Research

Dementia Action Alliance

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