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New MS drug could slow down 'Secondary Progressive' stage of disease

Michaela Chirgwin, 23-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

For the first time, a new drug has been shown to slow the progression of disability in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS), a severe form of the condition, which gets steadily worse over time. Up

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston backs #ShareTheOrange dementia campaign

Melissa McAlees, 22-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston is the latest television star urging the nation to #ShareTheOrange to encourage people to think differently about dementia. The American screenwriter is calling on people

Underpaid disability claimants to receive up to £20,000 due to DWP miscalculation

Michaela Chirgwin, 21-Mar-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

The Government has been ordered to cough up between £570m and £830m to cover overdue disability benefits payments, which were mistakenly underpaid when previous benefits schemes were changed over to the Employment and Support Allowance

Jeremy Hunt pledges care cap to stop 'unfair' costs for those with dementia

Sue Learner, 20-Mar-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched his blueprint for reforming the social care system, promising the much anticipated Green Paper in the summer will “kick start the vital debate” into social care funding. Speaking

Woman with early onset dementia: 'I want to prove I can run London Marathon'

Michaela Chirgwin, 20-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

A 62-year-old woman with early-onset dementia is on a mission to challenge people’s perception of the condition by running the London Marathon in April 2018. Sue Strachan, who is known by friends and family

Student cooks for elderly neighbour, giving her a 'reason to keep going'

Melissa McAlees, 19-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

When a stroke robbed Zena Ware of the use of the left side of her body, she became isolated and lonely and found it increasingly difficult to cook for herself. But last April, when 23-year-old student Amelia

Home care workers get 17% pay rise from Manchester Living Wage

Angeline Albert, 16-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Home care workers in Manchester are to receive a £1 an hour pay boost from 1 April to ensure they get ‘a proper living wage’. Domiciliary care workers will see their pay increase from £7.50 - the National

WHO reviews risk to humans of microplastics found in bottled water

Angeline Albert, 15-Mar-18 article from 'News' section

Scientists have found more than 90 per cent of bottled water tested in a recent study was contaminated with microplastics, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to review the risk to human health of drinking water with plastic

How to challenge a CQC inspection report

Michaela Chirgwin, 14-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

A Care Quality Commission rating can make or break a care home, so it is vital care homes feel they are able to protect their reputations and can challenge inspection report findings if there is justification. It

Stephen Hawking: Man of brilliance and possibility

Angeline Albert, 14-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

Tributes are being paid to internationally celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking who died at his home at the age of 76, but doctors initially gave him only three years to live when he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21. Stephen

'Tigger-like' Hammond's Spring Statement condemned by social care's 'Eeyores'

Angeline Albert, 13-Mar-18 article from 'News Analysis' section

Philip Hammond was bouncy as he delivered his Spring Statement, describing himself as ‘positively Tigger-like’ while announcing the economy had grown every year since 2010, however his speech gave no joy to the care sector. With

'I don't feel nervous' says deafblind man embarking on 52-mile trek

Angeline Albert, 12-Mar-18 article from 'Features' section

A deaf and blind climber has challenged himself to trek night and day along the Ridgeway – a national trail in South England - as part of a 52 mile journey to raise money for a disability charity. Forty-four-old

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