Wednesday 12 December 2018
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Cornwall family wins battle on home care

The family of a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease has won the right to keep her care arrangements in place.

New approaches to dementia services 'can improve care in cost-effective way'

A wide range of factors adversely influence services for people with dementia and can act as barriers both to maximising their care and to providing cost-efficient services, according to Directors of Adult Social Services.

Campaign launched to tackle dementia

A Government campaign to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of dementia has been launched by Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.

Money for old rope

CQC has increased fees for a vanishing service; now it proposes that homes pay extra for excellence. This is money for old rope, and old rope is neither safe nor secure, says John Burton, the Head of the Association of Care Managers (ACM)

Self-funders who run out of money cost councils 1bn

Almost two-thirds of councils do not know how many self-funding care users exhaust their own resources and become reliant on state support.

Scientists re-grow cells that die in Alzheimer's

For the first time scientists have been able to re-grow the brain cells that die early in Alzheimer's disease according to a study published today in the journal Stem Cells.