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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 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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News bits

In the news: digital NHS finds care home places faster and opens patient online access to X-rays and scan; initiatives see more GP appointments available; TSB signs up to fraud refund charter; equity release debated; care home news; plans for living longer at home with dementia. Care home place availability This sounds like great news, […]

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News bits

  Are you taking care of your own finances? We have things you should know about state pensions, wills and allowances. More older people are living alone, with repercussions for their financial well-being. There are continuing issues with the rush to emergency hospital admissions, and long waits for discharge. Latest research on arthritis pain looks […]

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Snippets: news around eldercare

In this week’s round-up of news we’re looking at banks’ responsibilities when scammers strike, flexible working for carers, the Care Cap and alternatives, good news on PIP for disabled pensioners, over-diagnosis concerns, the cashless society, and dementia treatment progress. New code of responsibility for banks when scammers strike It’s said in the cyber-security world that […]

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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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