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Social care funding: MPs urge 'swift' cross-party review

The heads of three Commons committees have urged the prime minister to find a "political consensus" on funding social care in England before 2020.

Living close to major roads linked to small increase in dementia risk, study suggests

Dementia is more common in people who live within 50 metres of a major road than those who live further away, according to a study looking at 6.6 million people

Council criticised over malnourished care home patient

A council has been criticised after an elderly woman was left "severely" malnourished during her stay in a care home.

Every older person in a care home needs access to high quality healthcare

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) calls for everyone who commissions or provides healthcare in care homes to follow the principles of good practice set out in the guidance we are publishing today, so that every older person who lives in a care home in the UK has access to high quality healthcare which fully meets their needs.

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health, study suggests

A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely.

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