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Posted on 12 June 2012
People earning higher salaries are less likely to be providing support for their parents in old age, research has shown. The study, completed by, quizzed 1,000 people aged 40-65 and found 30% of people earning under £20,000 a year g... More »
Posted on 11 June 2012
The British Red Cross has warned that "dangerous" cuts to home-based care are putting older people at risk. The charity also revealed that the increase in falls, accidents and pressure on the NHS could cost the country more in the long term. A poll o... More »
Posted on 31 May 2012
Politicians have been urged to change how the the social care system is funded in order to safeguard older people.In a bid to deal with the high cost of care, the Nuffield Trust has suggested that more public funding will need to be invested in the s... More »
Posted on 15 February 2012
Leading economist Andrew Dilnot has said the current funding system of those in need of care as “stupid”.Speaking at a Westminster Health Forum, he warned that if reform is not implemented shortly many people will have no option but to try and cheat ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Researchers in the United States have found that using a cancer drug can rapidly clear destructive plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers.Tests on mice found that the plaques could be broken down at “unprecedented” speed.It also showed ... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
A new care home in Cumbria will provide much needed facilities for 60 residents and create more than 100 new jobs if it gets the green light.The Good Companies has applied for planning permission to construct the facility behind Suttle House off Wigt... More »
Posted on 14 February 2012
Castlemead Housing and Care Group has received the go ahead for a new 63 bedroom facility on a site in Bradford on Avon, near Bath.The Wrexham-based firm has secured planning permission for the state of the art home, which will cost around £9 million... More »
Posted on 13 February 2012
Researchers in the United States are suggesting that there could be link between memory loss and a high calorie diet.When investigating the causes of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early indicator of dementia, scientists found that ... More »
Posted on 13 February 2012
More than one million older people are missing out on benefits that they are entitled to, a minister has claimed.Steve Webb, the pensions minister, has stated that around 1.6 million elderly people are not claiming their pension credit entitlement.Co... More »
Posted on 10 February 2012
According to a new study conducted in Japan, drinking green tea can help you keep fit and active in old age.Scientists looked the effect of green tea in 14,000 adults aged 65 and over for three years and found that those which had regularly consumed ... More »


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