Wednesday 17 January 2018
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Dementia patients lack proper care, says report

Dementia sufferers are not getting the care they need because the condition is not recognised as a terminal illness, two leading charities have claimed.

New research reveals over 2 million pensioners struggle to cope with basic tasks

New research reveals over 2 million pensioners struggle to cope with basic tasks Over two million older people living at home in England experience difficulties with key aspects of living independently, such as cooking, dressing or bathing. Meanwhile,almost half a million older carers provide round the clock care to a loved one but over 80% do not receive any council services.

Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence by 5th December on whether nursing should be added to shortage occupation lists

Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence by 5th December on whether nursing should be added to shortage occupation listsNursing home owners and managers have the opportunity to respond to a consultation launched by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on a partial review it is currently undertaking on shortage occupation lists for the UK.

Viewpoints: Caring for the elderly

The government wants to see England become one of the best in the world at looking after the elderly. Key to achieving that ambition is the help the elderly are given at home for activities such as washing and dressing and the quality of services they receive in care homes.

Coffee consumption may lower the risk of Alzheimer's

Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day may help to protect against Alzheimer's disease.

New partnership with The Silver Line launched

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Andrea Sutcliffe, marked the launch of new "tell us about your care" partnership with The Silver Line helpline on BBC Breakfast.