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The Scottish Conservatives have called on ministers to deliver on a pledge to publish a national strategy to combat loneliness by the end of the year.The government vowed to publish the new strategy, one of the first in the world, by the end of 2018.The Tories said the wait since…
Findings of a nationwide study conducted by social care start-up Cera Care have revealed that just one in ten Brits are able to spot the early symptoms of dementia. This is despite more than 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, with someone developing symptoms every three minutes.…
More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough care for people aged 75 and over to meet demand, with a third (34%) of local authorities…
Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP at least once a month, compared with around one in seven of those…
A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and police were called at about 10pm on Monday.Robert Knight, 52, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with…
A seaside nursing home has said it is "utterly shocked" after the suspected murder of an elderly woman.The 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex and police were called about 10pm on Monday.A Leigh-on-Sea man, 52, who is related to the woman, was arrested…
A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an elderly relative at a seaside care home in Essex, police said.The man, 52, was arrested at the scene after a woman in her 70s suffered fatal injuries at the Langley Lodge Care Home on Imperial Avenue in Westcliff-on-Sea…
Puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku do not counteract mental decline in old age but can provide a higher point from which decline begins, a study has found.Researchers found that, while regular problem-solving will boost mental ability in old age, it had no impact on the rate of mental decline…
A hospital has launched a specialised emergency department to provide dedicated care for elderly patients.The new frailty unit was set up at Southampton General Hospital to assess and provide a treatment plan for older patients.Normally 25 people over the age of 80 attend for emergency treatment at the hospital every…
A campaign to support older people experiencing care to move more often has been hailed as a success by independent research.In 2016 the Care Inspectorate was commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver the Care…About Physical Activity (CAPA) improvement programme which aimed to improve the health and wellbeing, independence, and…
Two free conferences to help practitioners who work with or come into contact with older people who experience abuse are set to take place next February. The conferences aim to raise awareness of, and help practitioners share good practice about, supporting the rights and choices of older people who experience…
A safe containing funds for a Christmas lunch has been stolen from a care home by thieves using a wheelchair.Police said there was more than £2,000 of cash in the safe when it was taken from Hollies Day Centre in Musselburgh, East Lothian, on Sunday.A black wheelchair was also taken…
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