Fife Council told a Cairneyhill woman her mum had died and demanded cash for care home fees - despite her mother still being alive and well in a West Fife nursing home.
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The government is scaling back plans to use the private sector to deliver public services, the BBC has learned.
An Alzheimer's Society research programme could lead to new dementia treatments within ten years, leading scientists said.The Drug Discovery programme could lead to treatments that give benefits five times longer than current dementia drugs and delay the onset of the condition.
Social services have been accused of a "cover-up" in Tunbridge Wells after the family of an elderly woman sent home from hospital with MRSA claimed they were told "no one needed to know".
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Older people are fast becoming one of the largest groups in the United Kingdom: the country now has a greater number of people aged 60 and over than it does people aged 16 and under.