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Charities call for cross-party elderly care talks

Politicians should hold cross-party talks on reforming the care system for the elderly in England, charities say.

Cinnamon can delay development of Alzheimers, according to study

An extract found in cinnamon bark, called CEppt, contains properties that can delay the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the journal PloS One.

Support to 400,000 older people in care homes needs significant improvement says new BGS inquiry

A new report, Quest for Quality by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), highlighted fact that many vulnerable older people resident in care homes are frequently denied access to routine NHS healthcare because of they live in care homes.

Care home fined 65k over Preston mother's death

The owners of a Preston care home have been fined £65,000 following the death of a 40-year-old mother-of-one, who became trapped between a mattress and a bed rail.

Struggling care homes are facing average real term cuts of 2.5% in fees from local councils.

New figures seen by the BBC reveal struggling care homes are facing average real term cuts of 2.5% in fees from local councils.

Common drugs 'risk mental decline'

Drugs commonly used by older people could increase the risk of mental decline and even death, according to new research.