A nurse who assaulted a 90-year-old dementia sufferer in a care home has been struck off.
A man with multiple sclerosis (MS) who requires almost 24-hour care has said he "can't exist" without the help of care assistants and has called for them to be given more reward for their work.
More than 25,000 people are estimated to be living with dementia in the area covered by the North East Combined Authority.
George McNamara, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Alzheimer"s Society discusses North East devolution and the future of dementia care.
Des Kelly OBE reflects on the discussions from the latest Residential Forum workshop
In the past week the Care Quality Commission has published a further 144 reports on the quality of care provided by adult social care services across the Central region.
Northern Ireland's independent health care providers are warning that it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide home care packages to the sick and elderly.