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Posted on 11 January 2012
A group of campaigners have called for Stoke-on-Trent city council to rethink its proposed cuts to elderly care provisions.Andy Day, co-ordinator for the North Staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention, says that the austerity measure planned by the counc... More »
Posted on 11 January 2012
The subject of dementia should not be taboo, says renowned actor Jim Broadbent.Speaking with the Independent, the respected thespian said he could not understand the criticism Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher has come in for because of t... More »
Posted on 10 January 2012
It is business as usual for one care home despite new owners taking over.Ownership of The Grove in Grimsby had been transferred from Longhurst and Havelock Homes to Lincolnshire care providers Country Court Care, the new proprietors have stated that ... More »
Posted on 10 January 2012
Age UK is calling on professionals from the care industry to support its Care in Crisis campaign.The charity has launched the petition in the hope that it will force the government into making major and much needed reforms to the care system for elde... More »
Posted on 10 January 2012
A study in the United States has found that nicotine has improved the cognitive performance of people who have recently stopped smoking.Findings published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology state that short-term studies wit... More »
Posted on 09 January 2012
Brain functions can be begin to slow down sooner than originally thought, say a group of European scientists.Experts at the University College London and the Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health in France have found that memory c... More »
Posted on 09 January 2012
Two care homes in West Yorkshire will continue to provide a service to the elderly and infirm thanks to them being taken over by a newly-formed company.P&C care Ltd’s move to purchase the Ivy Nursing Home in Shipley and The Mount Nursing Home in ... More »
Posted on 09 January 2012
For those that need to cover the cost of care in their homes, using the equity in property itself could be a way of raising the funds required.All too often people are hit by care costs but fail to realise that taking some money out of the home witho... More »
Posted on 06 January 2012
A surprising number of people are paying for their own care in later life privately, according to new data.Research by Laing & Buisson found that there has been a gradual but consistent decline in the number of people who qualify for state suppor... More »
Posted on 04 January 2012
A care home in Salisbury is celebrating National Storytelling Week by encouraging people to come in and tell stories to residents. Community storytelling events will be held at the care home between January 28th and February 4th. It is hoped that t... More »

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