Wednesday 22 November 2017
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Low and high vitamin D linked to frailty in older women

New research suggests that both low and high vitamin D levels may be associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women.

Home care costs in Nottinghamshire could rise by 44%

Weekly charges for care homes at Nottinghamshire County Council could increase by £200 under proposals unveiled by managers.

Slow protein clearance 'clue to Alzheimer's'

Scientists suggest people with Alzheimer's disease clear a damaging protein from their brains more slowly than those who are healthy.

Bureaucracy gets in the way of the real job

The Association of Care Managers (ACM) features in The Forgotten Age, an interim report by the Older Age Working Group at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ).

Dementia nursing care needs overhaul, says King's Fund

Nursing care for people with dementia is in need of a radical overhaul, a leading think tank has warned.

Social care staff battle through snow to reach clients

Social care staff have been battling snow and ice to provide services to frail and vulnerable people. Staff from councils and independent agencies have been volunteering their own time to get out in 4x4 vehicles, while other care workers have been pulling sleds and even biking to clients.