Tuesday 11 December 2018
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PCTs told to work more closely with councils on care

Primary care trusts could save £132m a year by working more closely with councils on care for over-65s, the Audit Commission said today.

Care home residents to keep DLA/PIP mobility

Disabled people living in residential care will continue to have their additional mobility needs met through Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), the Minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller announced today

Study suggests behaviour and mental exercise regime postpones progression of dementia symptoms in people in care homes

Researchers have found that people with dementia in care homes who were enrolled on a 12 month regime of behavioural and mental exercises showed a postponement of the progression of the symtoms

Basic home care help breaching human rights

Basic care for the elderly in their own homes in England is so bad it breaches human rights at times, an inquiry says.

Alzheimer's: Deep brain stimulation 'reverses' disease

Scientists in Canada have raised a tantalising prospect - reversing Alzheimer's disease.Brain shrinkage, declining function and memory loss had been thought to be irreversible.

CQC should identify and share good practice

The English Community Care Association (ECCA), has responded to the current CQC consultation on proposed changes to the judgement framework and enforcement policy