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Music is 'powerful but under-used tool' for people with dementia

Sue Learner, 18-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

The Commission on Dementia and Music has called on local authorities and the NHS to recognise the ‘therapeutic potential of music’, saying it is a ‘powerful but under-used tool’. Its report ‘What would life

Dad diagnosed with Alzheimer's aged 30 hopes to take twins on a 'trip of a lifetime'

Melissa McAlees, 18-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

A father-of-two from Nottinghamshire has become one of the youngest people in the country to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease - aged just 30. Daniel Bradbury, from Hucknall, was diagnosed with early

Bus service cuts result in 'six-hour' trips for routine hospital appointments

Michaela Chirgwin, 18-Jan-18 article from 'Features' section

A high number of older and disabled people are experiencing stress and pain on overcrowded buses to get to routine hospital appointments, due to the number of routes and services being cut in local communities.

People with dementia forced to fight for free NHS care

Sue Learner, 17-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

People with dementia are being forced to fight funding battles so they can receive Continuing Healthcare, with some ending up dying before a decision on eligibility has been made. Continuing Healthcare funding

Tracey Crouch appointed as minister for loneliness in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

Melissa McAlees, 17-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed the country's first minister for loneliness, in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016. Tracey Crouch, the new ministerial lead for loneliness, will

Wales' 'bold new models of care' will 'fail without funding'

Sue Learner, 16-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

An independent panel commissioned by the Welsh Government has published its vision for health and social care, however critics say its failure to address the “fundamentally important issue of funding” puts the plan in jeopardy. The

'Extraordinary' rowers brave storm to raise over £250,000 for charity

Melissa McAlees, 16-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

Four amateur rowers who set a new world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, have raised over £250,000 for Spinal Research and mental health charity, Mind. Battling sea sickness, 40ft waves,

Blue Monday 'trivialises depression'

Michaela Chirgwin, 15-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

On the day dubbed ‘Blue Monday’, mental health charities have highlighted depression can be a lifelong and debilitating illness and not just a daily concentration of the 'winter blues'. Blue Monday is traditionally

Sir David Behan steps down as head of CQC

Sue Learner, 15-Jan-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

Sir David Behan has announced he is to step down as chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt hailing him as an “exceptional leader”. He will continue as head of the

'Disability Champions' wanted to improve pubs, arts venues and trains

Angeline Albert, 12-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

The Government wants to recruit business people to fight for the rights of people with disabilities by making trains, restaurants, pubs and fashion more accessible to disabled people. The Office of Disability

79-year-old reveals why he became a care worker in his seventies

Sue Learner, 12-Jan-18 article from 'Features' section

Michael Rose became a home care worker at the age of 71, because he wanted to do "something worthwhile" and "different". Michael spent his working life in the Merchant and Royal Navy and then as an airline

Secret to long, happy marriage is 'let wife be the boss', reveals 91-year-old

Sue Learner, 11-Jan-18 article from 'News' section

A 91-year-old has revealed that the secret to his “long and happy marriage” is to “let the wife be the boss”. Seventy years ago on Christmas Day, Richard Hills married Joan at St John’s Church in Hammersmith. Last

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