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A care home worker who sprayed an aerosol can in the face of a 78-year-old woman with dementia has been handed a four-week jail term. Susan Draper, 44, was told she had been slovenly, perfunctory and "cavalier" while ill-treating Betty Boylan, whose family uncovered the offence by rigging up a…
A new care home based in Cramond, North-West Edinburgh will bring 90 jobs to the city following its opening this winter. Due to open in January 2018, Cramond Residence will be recruiting care teams comprising nurses, dementia team leaders and carers at various grades, activity coordinators, catering, housekeeping, and other…
More than seven million people in their 30s and 40s will lose out by £10,000 each under Government plans to increase the state pension age earlier than planned. People born between 1970 and 1978 will have to wait until they are 68, an extra year, before receiving payments, Work and…
Healthcare provision to residents in care homes across England is often ‘erratic and inequitable’, a major three-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) has found. Led by the University of Hertfordshire, and involving Professor Julienne Meyer CBE from City, University of London, the Optimal study found…
A third of dementia cases could be prevented by making environmental and life-style changes starting in childhood, scientists have claimed. The panel of 24 international experts identified a range of modifiable risk factors they believe to be responsible for around 35% of all instances of dementia, including Alzheimer's. Different risk…
The British Red Cross has started rolling out brand new services to tackle loneliness & social isolation and is calling for people across the UK to join its teams providing vital support for up to 12,500 adults of all ages. In response to its major research published in December, and…
Secure "old people's homes with walls" could be built to deal with the rapidly ageing prison population, a watchdog has suggested. Peter Clarke, the Chief Inspector of Prisons in England and Wales, revealed he had put forward the idea of new facilities for older inmates to the Government. He said…
Davina McCall and her parents have spoken together about her father's battle with Alzheimer's disease for the first time ahead of a charity walk. The Long Lost Family presenter, her father Andrew McCall and his wife Gaby will join the Alzheimer's Society for their Memory Walk, a fundraising event taking…
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