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Nursery kids star in TV show 'The Toddlers Who Took On Dementia'

Angeline Albert (23-May-18)

Three and four-year-olds are central to an investigation into whether toddlers can help older people with dementia, as the stars of a new BBC documentary broadcast tonight. The Toddlers Who Took On Dementia,.....

70-year-old midwife hailed an 'NHS Hero' for delivering babies on lifeboats

Melissa McAlees (22-May-18)

Delivering babies on lifeboats in the early hours of the morning are all in a day’s work for 70-year-old Betty MacIntyre, who has delivered hundreds of babies in extreme circumstances for 50 years. The NHS.....

London mayor vows to make 'greatest city in the world' dementia friendly

Michaela Chirgwin (22-May-18)

London mayor Sadiq Khan met people with dementia at an Alzheimer’s Society event yesterday and said: “London is the greatest city in the world. However, for those Londoners living with dementia and their carers, we can do much more.....

Home Instead launches campaign to get #1000voices singing for dementia

Melissa McAlees (21-May-18)

Home Instead Senior Care has pledged to get 1,000 people singing through a campaign called ‘Songs to Remember’, in support of Dementia Action Week (21 – 27 May). The home care company has created a playlist.....

Royal wedding? Are we coping? Even Harry took time out for Mental Health Awareness Week

Angeline Albert (18-May-18)

Prince Harry may be marrying Meghan Markle but he still took time out to focus on Mental Health Awareness Week (May 14-20). Just days before his wedding, the voices of Prince Harry and his brother, the Duke.....

Senior nurses 'remove taboo' of therapy pets on hospitals wards

Michaela Chirgwin (15-May-18)

Hospital wards have been given the go ahead to accept animals and especially therapy dogs onto hospital wards and other healthcare settings, by senior nurses. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published.....

One in five people receiving care are 'going without meals'

Michaela Chirgwin (10-May-18)

One in five adults receiving care have revealed they are going hungry, with the same amount of people saying they also feel ‘unsafe in their own homes’, according to a survey by the Care and Support Alliance (CSA). Additionally,.....

Tributes paid as husband reveals Dame Barbara Windsor has Alzheimer's

Angeline Albert (10-May-18)

Actress Dame Barbara Windsor has been living with Alzheimer’s disease for four years, her husband has said. Dame Barbara, aged 80, has lived with the condition since she was diagnosed in 2014 and her husband.....

MPs say a PR campaign will fix 'negative perceptions of care'

Angeline Albert (09-May-18)

An advertising campaign designed to challenge ‘negative perceptions of care’ must be launched by the Government to stop low morale in the care sector, a cross party committee of MPs has said. MPs, who are.....

UK should think like Japanese and 'learn from' their social care

Angeline Albert (09-May-18)

England’s social care system could learn a thing or two from the Japanese way of giving care, according to a leading health think tank. 'Transparency' of Japan's system When it comes.....

81-year-old hopes to get Scotland's elderly cycling again

Melissa McAlees (04-May-18)

An 81-year-old man has teamed up with secondary school pupils and his local council to help get older people back on their bikes. Norman Ridley, a former Salvation Army Officer who resides at Bield’s Quayside.....

Jeremy Hunt: 'Inadequate' NHS breast screening responsible for death of nearly 270 women

Michaela Chirgwin (02-May-18)

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt has admitted that up to 270 women in England may have unnecessarily died of breast cancer since 2009, due to the simple error of an IT system which didn’t send out invitations to a final routine breast.....

Former police officer to become boss of CQC

Sue Learner (02-May-18)

Ian Trenholm, chief executive of NHS Blood and Transport has been named as the new head of the Care Quality Commission. Mr Trenholm began his career as a police officer and has also held posts as chief operating.....

Prue Leith backs assisted dying campaign in support of terminally ill man

Melissa McAlees (02-May-18)

Television presenter Prue Leith has backed calls for assisted dying to be legalised, after speaking about her brother's ‘agonising’ death from bone cancer. The Great British Bake Off judge was speaking as.....

Daughter shares touching photo of her mum in final stages of dementia

Melissa McAlees (01-May-18)

A touching photo of a husband holding his wife who has been diagnosed with early onset dementia has gone viral after it was tweeted by their daughter. In 2012, Phyllis Feener was diagnosed with a subtype.....

Cancer patients forced to wait for chemotherapy as nurses are 'run ragged'

Melissa McAlees (30-Apr-18)

A shortage of specialist cancer nurses in NHS hospitals is “putting patients' lives at risk”, a new report has revealed. Macmillan Cancer Support has warned that cancer patients are not receiving the level.....

'Incredible' care worker helps woman with autism overcome fear of hospitals

Melissa McAlees (26-Apr-18)

A care provider in London, which helped an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) overcome a fear of hospitals, has been rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Ealing based, Support.....

Head of NHS says older 'advantaged' homeowners should foot social care bill

Michaela Chirgwin (25-Apr-18)

NHS England boss Simon Stevens has said adult social care funding should come from pensioners with “accumulative housing wealth” rather than from the younger, working age generations, who don’t have the same level of home ownership.....

Dance music artist finds success running 'exceptionally caring' home care agency

Sue Learner (24-Apr-18)

A dance music artist who had a platinum selling record with the popular track ‘Brothers & Sisters’, has now achieved success of a different kind with a CQC rating of outstanding for her home care agency. Back.....

'Highly challenging' environment sees Allied Healthcare seek rescue plan

Angeline Albert (23-Apr-18)

Allied Healthcare, one of the country’s largest home care providers which cares for 13,500 people in the UK, is seeking a rescue plan to “ensure safe continuity of care across our UK-wide operations” after admitting it has been operating.....

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