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Communication aids, telecoms and alarms

These DLF factsheets provide general advice on topics such as features to look for when choosing different items of communication aids and easy-to-use telephones. However, if you want detailed information on specific types of communication aid, telephones or alams, you should call DLF's Helpline or visit Living made easy for telecare information.

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  1. Choosing equipment to help with memory and safety
  2. Personal alarms and telecare
  3. Communication and vision equipment

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