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Reducing the risk of Alzheimer's

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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Christmas celebrations and dementia

Christmas and other family celebrations can be an overwhelming time for someone living with dementia. A sudden influx of friends and family can cause individuals to feel stressed, agitated and confused. Active Minds outline their top tips for supporting your loved one through the Christmas period, ensuring you enjoy a magical festive time together. Planning […]

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