Police are investigating claims that an elderly woman was tied to a bed at a care home in Glasgow. It had been reported that the 84-year-old woman was allegedly restrained at the Baillieston Care Home.Five members of staff at the home have been suspended after concerns were raised about their conduct towards the woman and other residents.
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The Department of Health today committed to reduce the use of antipsychotics prescribed to people with dementia by two thirds by November 2011.
By now, you would have thought that CQC, with so many resources at their fingertips, would have at least learned to communicate, says John Burton, Head of The Association of Care Managers
A carer at an Edinburgh residential home who hit a 79-year-old dementia patient on the head has been jailed for four months.
Care services minister Paul Burstow has told councils that they have no excuse to cut adult social care despite yesterday's spending review delivering cuts of 26% to councils over the next four years.
New research on the link between B vitamins and Alzheimer's disease has been published in the journal Neurology.