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Local communities inspired to tackle loneliness with £2.7m lottery fund

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (13-Jan-17)

A pioneering UK-wide project to tackle loneliness through community collaboration has received £2.7m from the Big Lottery Fund. People living in Wales, Glasgow, Northern Ireland and Cambridgeshire are being.....

HC-One buys Helen McArdle's 20 care homes and home care business

Angeline Albert, News Editor (10-Jan-17)

Care provider HC-One has acquired 20 care homes in the North East of England from Helen McArdle Care and its ‘At Home’ business. The acquisition on 10 January involves 1,343 beds from 19 existing care.....

Alzheimer's drug can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities, say scientists

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (09-Jan-17)

A drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease has been found to naturally encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities, significantly reducing the need for fillings, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports. Scientists.....

PM pledges mental health support to fight 'hidden injustice'

Angeline Albert, News Editor (09-Jan-17)

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to find people with mental health issues more community-based alternatives to going to A&E or seeing a GP, in a package of measures announced today. Seeing a GP or.....

MPs call on Theresa May to create cross party review for social care

Angeline Albert, News Editor (06-Jan-17)

Prime Minister Theresa May is being urged to invite all parties to engage in a cross-party review with the aim of finding a sustainable funding solution for social care before 2020. The request was made in.....

Age UK loneliness programme helps older people feel 'happier and less nervous'

Charley Walker, News Editor (06-Jan-17)

Age UK is calling on the Government to put the issue of loneliness firmly on its agenda, following promising results of a pilot programme to combat loneliness. The charity created its programme ‘Testing.....

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of learning and memory loss in older people

Charley Walker, News Editor (05-Jan-17)

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down natural brain shrinkage in older people, which is commonly linked to decreased learning and memory ability, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of.....

Living near a busy road increases risk of dementia, study reveals

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (05-Jan-17)

New research published in the journal The Lancet has revealed that people living in close proximity to a main road have an increased risk of developing dementia, a condition currently affecting 850,000 people in the UK. According.....

Grandparents who help with childcare are living longer

Melissa McAlees, News Editor (05-Jan-17)

Those who help out with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than older people who do not care for other people, a new study has revealed. Research published in the.....

Angela Rippon praised for dementia care in New Year's Honours

Angeline Albert, News Editor (03-Jan-17)

TV presenter Angela Rippon joins adult social care heroes on the New Year’s Honours list for her services to dementia care. She has received the title Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for.....

New drug slows down primary progressive MS for first time offering 'hope for future'

Sue Learner, Editor (22-Dec-16)

The drug ocrelizumab has been found to reduce the progression of Multiple Sclerosis by 25 per cent in people with primary progressive MS. Newly published results of its phase 3 trials have been published.....

Government awards £25m fund to improve lives of adults with learning disabilities

Charley Walker, News Editor (20-Dec-16)

The Government has announced the successful local authorities set to receive a share of a £25m housing and technology fund which aims to help people with learning disabilities live more independently. People.....

Mice with altered social behaviours reveal potential cause for one in three cases of autism

Charley Walker, News Editor (19-Dec-16)

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found a link between certain behavioural changes and low levels of protein in the brain, which could account for a third of cases of autism. This could lead to.....

Nearly half a million people with cancer feel lonely at Christmas and New Year

Sue Learner, Editor (15-Dec-16)

One in six people with cancer in Britain say Christmas and New Year are the loneliest times of the year. A poll conducted by YouGov for Macmillan Cancer Support found 400,000 people who have cancer find.....

Women who regularly take ibuprofen or paracetamol more at risk of hearing loss

Sue Learner, Editor (15-Dec-16)

Women who take two paracetamol or ibuprofen tablets a week for over six years have a higher risk of becoming partially deaf, according to a new study. The research carried out at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.....

Home Instead Senior Care notches up ninth 'Outstanding' rating

Sue Learner, Editor (14-Dec-16)

Home Instead Senior Care has secured a ninth ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the inspection of its Oldham and Saddleworth franchise. A former soldier and Gulf War veteran,.....

Statin use could reduce risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Charley Walker, News Editor (13-Dec-16)

Statins used to lower cholesterol have been found to reduce people’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a major new study. Researchers at the University of Southern California found a link.....

Social care's plight hits headlines but 'basic care myth must be challenged'

Angeline Albert, News Editor (13-Dec-16)

This week, adult social care’s funding crisis has hit national headlines prompting the executive director of the National Care Forum (NCF) Vic Rayner to welcome the publicity on the sector’s ‘tipping point’, but challenge the coverage.....

Mystery donor gives £23k in memory of rotary club member with dementia

Sue Learner, Editor (12-Dec-16)

With the help of a mystery donor, Ambleside Kirkstone Rotary Club in Cumbria has managed to raise over £23,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, after losing one of its members to dementia. The club collected.....

Christmas is the 'most isolating' time of year to be living with dementia

Ellie Spanswick, News Editor (12-Dec-16)

More than half of people of people affected by dementia have revealed that Christmas is the most isolating time of their year. A study conducted by Alzheimer’s Society has revealed that many people with dementia were ‘dreading’.....