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Blocking brain inflammation could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease

A study, published in the journal Brain, has found that blocking a receptor in the brain that regulates immune cells could protect against some of the changes to memory and behaviour seen in Alzheimer's disease.

New Report Highlights Worrying Trend in Care Homes

A new report from the Patients Association called "Survey of medicines related care of residents with dysphagia in care homes"has found as many as 50% of residents are affected by swallowing difficulties (dysphagia), which can make tablets difficult or even impossible to swallow.

Prime Minister urged to hold Commission on future of NHS & social care

David Cameron must be bold and hold a Commission on the future of health and social care, as the UK is facing monumental demographic challenges.

Osborne to allow council tax rise to plug care funding gap

The government will allow local authorities in England to increase council tax by 2% to cover a funding shortfall in adult social care, George Osborne is expected to announce.

Social care: Crisis talks with homes on brink

Crisis talks are taking place later between care home owners and council leaders amid mounting concern a large number of providers are preparing to pull out of the market.

Care sector faces crisis as huge new care workforce gap revealed

The adult social care sector in England faces a gap of 200,000 care workers by the end of this Parliament because of restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British workers.