Ageing and health patient information leaflets


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.


What is constipation and how can I deal with it?

Dementia - Information for patients, carers and relatives

This leaflet aims to help you understand dementia better. It describes the main types of dementia, their causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed. It also explains how to make sure that you get the right care in hospital, and gives you numbers for helpful local and national services.

Dementia Carers Pack England

Dementia carers pack - contains details of organisations that can help in England and the UK

Diet - increasing the amount of fibre in your diet

How to increase the amount of fibre in your diet to make it easier to go to the toilet.

Drinks and how they affect your bladder and bowel

This leaflet explains how drinks affect your bladder and bowel.

Eating and drinking in dementia

This leaflet advises you on how you can help someone with dementia to overcome problems with eating and drinking. If you have any further questions, please speak to a doctor or nurse caring for your friend or relative.

Faecal microbiota (stool) transplantation (FMT)

This leaflet explains more about faecal microbiota transplantation, including the benefits, risks and any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Food and nutrition on the Older Person's Unit

This information sheet gives you information about the meal service and nutritional care available on the Older Person's Unit.

London Carers Pack

Dementia carers pack - contains details of organisations that can help in London


Nocturia is where you frequently wake up in the night and need to pass urine. This leaflet explains more about nocturia is and why it can occur. It also gives advice on how to prevent or reduce this problem.
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