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Mental Capacity Amendment Bill not Fit for Purpose

Care England, has voiced concerns about the content, process and progress of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.

Relative arrested over Westcliff care home 'murder'

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a relative at a care home in Essex.

Study shows there is still no evidence that Alzheimers disease is contagious Alzheimers Society comment

A new study showed possibilities for the amyloid protein to be transferred through a rare medical procedure that was phased out over 35 years ago.A study published today in Nature showed that it is possible for the amyloid protein to be transferred to people through a rare medical procedure that was phased out over 35 years ago.

Portsmouth care homes to close to balance budget

Two council-run care homes have been earmarked for closure in Portsmouth as part of plans to save money.

£16 million European collaboration paves the way for new research

UK Funders, including Alzheimer"s Society, have united with 15 countries across Europe, Australia and Canada to support international research collaborations into diseases of the brain, including those that cause dementia.The latest Joint Programme " Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) funding awards represent a ?¬17.5 million (approx. £15.75 million) investment over the next three years.

Response to new excess winter death figures equating to 379 older people a day

New figures released by the ONS show that over the winter of 2017-18 there were nearly 46,000 excess winter deaths among people aged 65 and over. Excess winter deaths compares the number of deaths between December and March to those during the rest of the year.