Thursday 18 January 2018
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Diabetes and high oestrogen levels linked to increased dementia risk in older women

Older women with both diabetes and naturally high oestrogen levels are 14 times more likely to develop dementia than women without diabetes, according to new research.

Rise in use of the Mental Health Act, regulator finds

The number of people detained or treated under the Mental Health Act (MHA) has risen by 12 percent in the last five years, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) says in its fourth annual Mental Health Act Report.

Worcestershire man died following care home move despite warnings

Social workers moved an elderly man, who later died, from a nursing home despite warnings in their own report, a local government ombudsman has found.

Older people 'feel loneliest' on Sundays

A new survey has found that almost 1 in 7 older people feel loneliest on Sundays

Woking care home patients 'left without medical help'

A Surrey mental health care home has been criticised for safety failings, including leaving a young patient who was vomiting in a room for 45 minutes.

CQC fines Northumberland care home 12,000 for persistent failure to meet regulations

A care provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards relating to the care and welfare of residents; record keeping and supporting staff has been issued with fines totalling £12,000 by the Care Quality Commission.