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High blood sugar may contribute towards Alzheimer's disease, new study finds

Scientists have uncovered a mechanism that links high blood sugar with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation

Former Stonehaven care home manager suspended

A former Aberdeenshire care home manager who allowed elderly patients to be inappropriately restrained and failed to investigate falls has been suspended.

Better Care Exchange

New online collaborative space on integrated health and social care care.

Improvement support for care providers - New service from Skills for Care and SCIE launched

Managers of care services for adults can now find reliable resources to support improvement through one an easy-to-use online resource.

Carers over 85 more than double in a decade but numbers getting support are down

Older people are struggling through their later years caring for a loved one in increasing numbers according to a new report published today, with figures showing the number of carers aged 85 and over in England has risen by a staggering 128% in ten years to over 87,000. The new analysis by charities Carers UK and Age UK also shows that over half (55%) of these over 85s are caring for 50 or more hours each week.[i]

Ahead of Exeter Conference Nursing Home Leaders Call on Next Government to Spend More on the Elderly and People with Mental Health Problems and Learning Disabilities

Speaking ahead of a major conference of care home owners and managers from the south west of England in Exeter Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) chief executive officer Frank Ursell called on the next government to spend more on meeting the needs of older people and those with mental health problems and learning disabilities as "a matter of the utmost priority.