Elderly Care

The importance of hydration in older people

Hydration is a key component of maintaining a healthy body and it is particularly important for older people to drink enough, this is a key part of elderly care.

As well as affecting general health, dehydration can also lead to serious infections (such as urinary tract infection), make other illnesses worse or lead to physical injury as a result of a fall.

Please find resources that may be useful below:

Contact: Jennie Leleux, Berkshire West CCG, Infection Prevention and Control Nurse, Email: jennie.leleux1@nhs.net

For advice in care homes please contact Hannah Trotman, Berkshire West CCG, Prescribing Support Dietitian, h.trotman@nhs.net

Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support

Find dementia support that’s right for you. If you’re affected by dementia and live in Berkshire you’re not alone.

Our specialist services will help you:

  • get tailored information and advice from our compassionate and experienced staff
  • keep your independence and improve your well-being
  • feel confident and supported knowing that someone is here for you when you need help

Get in touch today.

Tel: 0118 959 6482

Email: berkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Website: alzheimers.org.uk

Getting Informed

First steps to finding care and support for older people.

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Alzheimer's Society - Side by Side

Whether you’re a movie buff or a morning jogger, our Side by Side service is here to help you keep on doing the things you love – and try new things too.

Telephone: 01189 596482

Email: sidebysideberkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Friendly Film Screenings at the Corn Exchange

As part of our dementia friendly screening programme, on Monday 1 July at 11.00am we are screening a classic favourite On the Town.

This is a Dementia Friendly screening, designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia along with their families and carers.

With lights left on low and the sound reduced, there is also a short comfort break in the middle of the film and audiences can feel free to move around throughout – or sing along to any musical numbers! – should they wish to.

Below is further information about the screening and a short trailer for the film.


You can also find out more about the screening programme together with further listings here.

Memories Cafe

Come along to the new Memories Café at Winchcombe Place. This is open to anyone who has dementia or their family members and carers and all are welcome to enjoy coffee and cake in a friendly and relaxed setting.

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Dementia Friends

Burdwood Surgery is registered as a Dementia Friendly practice.

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The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information, which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

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Care Choices

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Gardening for the Brain - Ufton Nervet

Do you or someone you care for have a diagnosis or Dementia?

Come and join us for some gardening and nature related activities. Gardening for the Brain is for people with dementia and their carers enabling them to express themselves, have fun and socialise with others in a similar situation.

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Telephone: 01628 626331

Email: berkshire@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Questionnaire

This questionnaire has been created to assess services available to people living with dementia in our local communities. Your answers will help us to understand how effective services are, what kind of difference they’re making, and how we can improve them.

Please download, print and complete the form and hand it in to our Reception.