New research suggests that both low and high vitamin D levels may be associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women.
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Weekly charges for care homes at Nottinghamshire County Council could increase by £200 under proposals unveiled by managers.
Scientists suggest people with Alzheimer's disease clear a damaging protein from their brains more slowly than those who are healthy.
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).
Nursing care for people with dementia is in need of a radical overhaul, a leading think tank has warned.
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.