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Department of Health work to develop a vision for the future of dementia policy in England

In early 2015, the Department of Health will publish its vision for the future of dementia policy in England. This follows on from the Prime Minister"s 3-year dementia challenge, which ends in March. The document will set a strategic direction for domestic dementia policy to 2020.

Promising Results for a New Liquid Form of Levodapa

A recent clinical study, by pharmaceutical company Neuroderm, has highlighted the development of a new liquid form of Parkinson's drug levodopa.

Meals on wheels provision in England drops by 63% - Labour

The number of vulnerable people receiving meals on wheels from English councils has more than halved in the last five years, Labour research shows.

Torbay Council: Care homes were underpaid, judge rules

A council is facing a seven-figure bill after a court ruled it underpaid private care homes for placements.

Time to make home care a career of esteem says MP and care campaigner

MP Paul Burstow chaired a report with support from the LGiU think-tank and home care provider Mears Group, which argues that councils" limited resources combined with the care agencies" poor employment practices leads to the exploitation of care workers, high staff turnover, and poor quality care. It further highlights the severity of the home care crisis, and the desperate need for an immediate course of action.

Diabetes and high oestrogen levels linked to increased dementia risk in older women

Older women with both diabetes and naturally high oestrogen levels are 14 times more likely to develop dementia than women without diabetes, according to new research.