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Police have released CCTV photographs of a woman they want to speak to after £10,000 was stolen from a 91-year-old patient with dementia as she lay in her hospital bed.Mary Banks died within four weeks of her purse being stolen at Peterborough City Hospital in September.Her bank card was used…
Most people living with dementia also have at least one other health condition, and health services need to adapt to optimise their health and quality of life, a new study concludes. In a study led by the University of Exeter, most people with dementia had one or more additional chronic…
A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested.If confirmed in larger studies, the scan - which predicts cognitive decline 10 years before symptoms appear - could become part of routine screening for people at risk of developing…
Millions of pensioners feel they have no-one to turn to for help and support, a charity has warned.Age UK estimates that 2.65 million people over the age of 65 face their problems alone.When asked: 'Do you ever feel like you have no-one to go to for help or support?', 23%…
The Care Quality Commission has taken enforcement action to cancel the registration of Viewpark Care Home and are now no longer legally allowed to provide care at their service in Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester.Inspectors visited the home in November 2016 and found residents were at risk of serious harm, three…
England's chief care inspector has warned of "shocking" failings over people in care homes.Andrea Sutcliffe, the Care Quality Commission's (CQC) chief inspector of adult social care, said some care services had put patients at risk of "harm and potentially death".She also lambasted some services people receive at home, saying that…
Charities have called on medical staff to do more to identify carers of terminally ill people to ensure they are getting the support they need. Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support are urging early identification of people caring for those at the end of their lives. A report from the…
An adult care home manager has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a hearing found her fitness to practise is currently impaired because of her misconduct. Rachel Hooton was accused of multiple failings at the two care homes she managed in Pembrokeshire, both of…
Millions of people are underestimating the cost of paying for a care home by an average of £12,000 a year, a survey suggests. Which? found that 55% of people estimated a figure for the cost of a private nursing home place in their area that fell short of the average…
The crisis in England's care system is escalating - with overworked staff not even having the time to take elderly people to the toilet or give them a wash, according to a new report.Unison said there was an urgent need for "real investment" to tackle issues such as staff shortages.A…
Councils in the UK have been accused of "buying homecare services for older people on the cheap".The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) said its report "exposes the scale of underfunding" of the sector and is calling on the Government to fund care at a more sustainable level in the forthcoming…
New figures from NHS Digital show that local authorities received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care support in 2017-18, an increase of 1.6 per cent on 2016-17 and equivalent to 5,100 new requests per day. These requests were received from 1.3 million people; those aged 65 and over…
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