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What are the latest ideas and views on the changing face of eldercare? We provide a regular roundup of reports from researchers, local and central government, healthcare providers and the people involved in everyday care and provision of services.

Eldercare news

Our regular roundup of news affecting our older friends and relatives and how we can support them. In this issue: Over 55s lose most to fraud, but more millennials are falling for scams Pharmacies to offer heart checks and prescribe statins Hearing aids can help fight dementia Online GP consultations at Boots, for a price […]

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Latest eldercare news August 2019

In the news this week: Warding off dementia Geriatric admissions in Scotland Balancing pensions with debt repayments Challenges for pensioners and avoiding scammers Extra state pensions for some widowed pensioners Lack of awareness of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding Eye tests for drivers over 70? Nationwide variation in cremation costs Health and mental health A healthy […]

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Eldercare news – late July 2019

In our latest round-up of news for anyone supporting older family and friends, you can find: Unqualified care workers Scotland care complaints Care prosecutions in England Family spending on care homes Postcode lottery for healthcare funding Plans to take pressure off GPs Inappropriate referrals to GPs from 111 App to diagnose UTIs Changes to Family […]

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News for care givers

Here’s our regular round-up of news and reports around the health, wealth and well-being of our ageing population and the people who care for them. Health Voice-assisted technology is in the news. The NHS has teamed up with Amazon to make NHS Choices advice available through the Alexa voice-enabled system.  Would this way of symptom […]

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Latest caregiver news June 2019

Highlights of this week’s roundup of eldercare news include: Thousands missing out on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in England and Wales TV licences for pension credit recipients only, but many could claim Financial abuse of vulnerable growing Dementia diagnoses rising, and more funding to find a solution Blue Badge parking scheme to be extended to […]

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