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An additional £100,000 is to be invested by Inverclyde Council to help increase awareness and reduce the stigma of dementia. The Health & Social Care Committee has been updated on the implementation of the local dementia strategy. It aims to improve awareness and support so that people with dementia, their…
Police responding to a seven-year-old's report of seeing someone pointing a gun from a window attended a nursing home and now believe what the child saw was a Zimmer frame. The alarm was raised when the pupil in Walker, Newcastle, told a teacher about the weapon being aimed from a…
Doctors should be cautious when prescribing some anti-depressants and bladder medications which may heighten the risk of developing dementia, researchers have said. A "robust" link was found between certain anticholinergic drugs, used to treat a variety of conditions, and future incidence of the neurological disorder, according to a study published…
Former chief inspector of social services Lord Laming has told a health minister he needs to take the threat to one of the country's biggest private home care providers more seriously. The independent crossbencher said that vulnerable people dependent on services provided by Allied Healthcare were "living under the shadow"…
An adult care home manager from Torfaen has been suspended from working as a registered social care professional for one year after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired because of misconduct. Donna Priest was accused of failing to make sure the staff at the…
Patients including older people with conditions such as dementia and motor neurone disease are being hit with huge care bills because a postcode lottery is denying them access to NHS funding, a watchdog has claimed. Which? said NHS funding data showed vulnerable people in England with the most expensive medical…
The family of a "bubbly" and "loving" grandmother say the answer to their desperate search for a stem cell donor to save her life probably lies in the Jewish community. Hilary Levinson, 62, from Leeds, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in September last year and has been told…
The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on 4 May this year with a full programme which covers everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. A delegation from a number of cities in Japan…
An official report has been unable to rule out a cover-up in the case of two disabled men who were severely injured at a care home which is now the subject of a police probe. Hospital staff raised concerns Matthew Bates and Gary Lewis, residents of Beech Lodge care home…
Four brothers who wanted their sick elderly father to be allowed to leave hospital and "naturally pass away" at home after complaining about the way he was being cared for in hospital have lost a fight in a specialist court. Bosses at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust…
A UK-wide campaign to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around is being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White. The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around,…
An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said. Darren Williams, 48, said his father John Williams (pictured) died on Sunday, four days after being admitted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, South Wales and…