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CQC reports loss of DBS documentation

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has reported the loss of a number of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificates relating to individuals who had applied to become registered managers and providers.

First drug to target tau tangles reduces brain shrinkage in Alzheimers disease

Research presented today has shown that the drug LMTX may slow down brain shrinkage in some people with mild to moderate Alzheimer"s disease by up to a third.

Care home apologises after elderly woman injured

An Aberdeenshire care home has apologised after an elderly resident was left severely bruised from a fall.

New care home closures guidance for adult social care partners published

A new good practice guide " Managing care home closures " has been published to help minimise the impact on people, and their families and carers, in the event of a care home closing. This could be in response to poor care, an emergency or market exit.

Impaired sense of smell may predict memory decline and risk of dementia

Decreased ability to identify smells could be an early indicator of cognitive impairment and dementia.

Council tax rises fail to stop care cuts

Care services are facing cuts this year as rises in council tax have failed to plug the gaps in budgets in England, town hall chiefs are warning.