Friday 23 March 2018
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B Vitamins halve brain shrinkage

A major University of Oxford study has shown that daily tablets of B vitamins can halve the rate of brain atrophy in older people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

Cheshire carer jailed for abusing dementia patients

A woman who abused elderly people with dementia at the care home where she worked has been jailed for 18 months.

Stephen Burke stands down at Counsel and Care

Counsel and Care, the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support, is seeking a new chief executive to replace Stephen Burke who will be leaving later this year after almost six years in post.

Mental capacity and the battle of best interests

Social workers can come into conflict with families when deciding whether a person should be deprived of their liberty. So whose view should prevail?

Parkinson's UK-funded research paves the way for new drug trial

Exciting new research at University College London Hospital will test the drug Exenatide as a novel treatment for people with mild to moderate Parkinsons.

Call over care home medication

Medication errors in care homes could be avoided if pharmacists were put in charge, research suggests.