The funding gap for reforming social care in England could be plugged by raiding the NHS surplus or restricting access to benefits such as the winter fuel allowance, experts say.
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A 96-year-old woman was unlawfully killed in a care home when her bed was deliberately set alight in a "dreadful act", a coroner has ruled.
Proposals to close care homes and day centres in Bristol could be illegal, a firm of solicitors claims.
Research released by data management and analysis specialist, SSentif, has revealed an alarming postcode lottery in the provision of local authority meals to the elderly, with some spending almost thirty times as much as others.
A section of protein which helps make up amyloid plaques - a hallmark of Alzheimers - could bind with cholesterol according to research published in the journal Science.
The experience of ageing in the UK is poor compared to other EU countries, with older people in this country the loneliest, poorest and the most concerned about age discrimination.