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Dementia prevention update January 2024

Here’s a roundup of the latest research and ideas around how to prevent, or at least delay, the onset of dementia. Biological age rather than actual age could be an indicator of risk of dementia and stroke. Biological markers include blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels, inflammation markets, waist circumference and lung capacity. The hope […]

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Latest news for retirees June 2021

A roundup  of important news and views on health, wealth and quality of life for seniors. In this issue: New Alzheimer’s treatment Can you afford to retire? Premium Bonds as a savings option Should the NHS share patient data? Visiting care homes now New vaccination rules for care home workers Latest on scams Greater transparency […]

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Can we avoid Alzheimer’s?

Not so many years ago Alzheimer’s disease was a mystery to many. It wasn’t easily identified, and for many of us, its implications weren’t widely understood. When it struck members of our family, we didn’t know how to cope. And we certainly didn’t know how it had happened. Much has changed in recent years. There […]

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What’s happening in eldercare?

Rapidly growing number of unpaid carers during coronavirus pandemic Older people are slower to take extra measures to protect themselves … But are more cautious about going out Possible Alzheimer’s treatment with commonly available asthma drug Television licence to be payable by most pensioners from August Telephone repeat prescriptions to end? Hospital stays are generally […]

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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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What you need to know this week

Here’s our regular roundup of news around the UK that affects you and your older friends and relatives. This issue we’re talking about pensions, NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, potential treatment and preventions for Alzheimer’s and memory loss, hip and knee replacements, finding missing vulnerable people, and avoiding falls. The downside first Mixed age couples are […]

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