Wednesday 17 October 2018
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Test uncovers signs of Alzheimer's disease 18 years before diagnosis

A study of over 2000 people published in Neurology has shown that a test of memory and thinking can reveal differences in people who would go on to develop Alzheimer's disease up to 18 years before diagnosis.

NCF welcomes Living Wage pledge

The National Care Forum (NCF) welcomes the pledge made by Liz Kendall MP to address the low pay in the social care sector and the announcement that she has asked Baroness Kingsmill to lead a review on pay in social care.

Elderly 'being trapped' in hospital, says Age UK

Elderly people are "trapped" in English hospitals in ever greater numbers as there is nowhere else for them to go, the charity Age UK has warned.

NCF publishes: Survive or Thrive?

NCF publishes: Survive or Thrive? Securing financial sustainability in social care - the provider prospective

Report says feelings of guilt, fear and worry overshadow the lives of older carers

Guilt about not being a good enough carer, and worry and fear about what will happen to their loved one when they die are among the top concerns of older carers. Meanwhile one of the greatest causes of stress for older carers is the anxiety that the needs of the person they are caring for are not being met. That"s according to new research from Independent Age, the older people"s charity.

Whistleblower sparks care home probe

A manager and "several" staff have been suspended from a Liverpool nursing home over a whistleblower's concerns.