homecare.co.uk May 2017 Newsletter
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Sue Learner, Melissa McAlees, Angeline Albert, Michaela Mildenhall
'I thought I was bulletproof' says headteacher diagnosed with Alzheimer's aged 55
'I thought I was bulletproof' says headteacher diagnosed with Alzheimer's aged 55
Keith Oliver, a successful and respected head teacher, is one of 42,000 people in the UK living with early onset dementia. On New Year's Eve in 2010, aged just 55, his life was turned upside down when doctors confirmed 'the unknown'. Since then, Mr Oliver has... Read more
People with learning disabilities are dying needlessly without GPs' help
Some 1,200 people with a learning disability are dying of avoidable deaths every year according to the charity Mencap, with most people with the disability (77 per cent) not getting the help they need from GPs. Only 23 per cent of people with the condition are... Read more
101-year-old hopes to become world's oldest skydiver
One of the UK's bravest centenarians is hoping to break the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver. Great-grandfather Bryson William Verdun Hayes, aged 101, tried skydiving for the first-time last year which earned him the British record for the oldest tandem... Read more
World's fittest OAP, Charles Eugster, who took up sprinting aged 95 has died
World's fittest OAP, Charles Eugster, who took up sprinting aged 95 has died
Charles Eugster, who wrote the book ‘Age is just a number’ has died at the age of 97, from complications following heart failure. The retired dental surgeon, who became known as the ‘World’s fittest old age pensioner’ broke the 200m world record last year in the... Read more
Scientists discover 'game-changing' therapy to reverse Parkinson's symptoms
To mark World Parkinson’s Awareness Day, new research suggests that for the first time it may be possible to reprogramme cells inside the brain to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson's. Scientists have discovered a way to change cells into active dopamine neurons that... Read more
Stroke patients set to receive 'revolutionary' treatment to reduce risk of long-term disability
Thousands of stroke patients are set to benefit from an advanced emergency treatment which can significantly decrease the risk of long-term disability. Around 8,000 people per year who suffer a severe form of ischaemic stroke are set to benefit from a mechanical... Read more
'Utterly scandalous' thousands die waiting for care visits at home says Lib Dem's Tim Farron
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has attacked the Government for social care cuts which have seen at least 2,037 adults die waiting for care visits in their homes in the last three years. Older people are among the thousands of vulnerable patients who pass away... Read more
'Golden couple' lose their battle to cancer and dementia just weeks apart
'Golden couple' lose their battle to cancer and dementia just weeks apart
A devoted husband living with dementia spoke for the first time in months to say he missed his wife, after he 'sensed' that she had died. Michael Royce, who had been living with Alzheimer’s disease, died a day after his 71st birthday in November 2016, just weeks after... Read more
Jobs & Recruitment
Male care worker who climbed career ladder urges other men to get a care job
Rhys Chandler is urging more men to consider the care sector having risen through the ranks to become a senior care co-ordinator at HomeCare Plus, part of the Nurse Plus Group. Rhys Chandler joined Nurse Plus in 2014 as a healthcare assistant for the Bournemouth... Read more
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Team Leader / Senior Carer 24 5.97%
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Upcoming Featured Exhibitions, Conferences & Award Presentations
Autism, puberty and sexuality conference
Date: 23 May 2017
Location: Prior’s Court, Berkshire, RG18 9NU
The Alzheimer's Show
Date: 09 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
Location: Olympia, London
The Alzheimer's Show
Date: 23 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Location: EventCity Manchester
Health Plus Care Show
Date: 28 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Location: ExCel London
Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Date: 16 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
Location: ExCeL London Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
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10 Most Read News Articles of the Month
1 HSBC announces plans to become a dementia-friendly bank
2 Spoof starring Claire Sweeney highlights 'absurdity' of 15-minute home care visits
3 Brits urged to forget age, race and Brexit and unite in fight against dementia
4 GPs are not diagnosing IBS early enough
5 UK to get eight new specialist MS nurses to help people manage the disease
6 World Health Day: 'Running with depression isn't easy'
7 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledges to boost Carer's Allowance by £10 a week
8 Thousands left to cope alone after leaving mental health hospital
9 Overnight care at home piloted in Scotland to reduce bed-blocking
10 Mid-life misery: The 'sandwich generation' are most unhappy, study finds
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