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World's most in depth study to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease launched in UK, Alzheimer's Society comment

A new study that hopes to improve the success rate of research trials for treatments in Alzheimer's disease is announced today (Monday 22 August 2016).

Care home costs 2016

Care home costs rise ten times faster than pensioner incomes according to new research. The annual cost of a care home has increased by £1,536 over the past year " almost ten times the average £156 income gains enjoyed by pensioners over the same period, according to the five-year study by Prestige Nursing + Care.

Four Seasons Health Care: Three Birmingham care homes to close

Three care homes are set to close in Birmingham putting 162 jobs at risk and affecting 95 residents.

Tens of thousands of older people at risk of financial abuse

Age UK calls for more collaboration between health, social services and financial sectors to recognise and report signs of financial abuse

Researchers identify a set of genes that may protect parts of the brain from Alzheimers disease

Research published in Science Advances has identified a specific pattern of gene activity in areas of the brain that are most vulnerable to the damage caused by Alzheimer"s disease, even in young, healthy brains.

No 10 to proceed with national living wage despite pressure

At the end of July, NCF along with other trade associations representing the interests of over 388,000 businesses employing around 4.5 million people, wrote a letter to the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark, urging caution over planned increases in the National Living Wage in the next four years.