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A care worker has been arrested following allegations of abuse against elderly residents at a nursing home in Trafford, Manchester. The 30-year-old man was arrested at his house on suspicion of common assault and has been suspended from his role at the Manorhey Care Centre in the Urmston district of…
Wales has become the first country in the world to adopt a Declaration of the Rights of Older People, which sets out the rights of older people in Wales. The Declaration is designed to help older people understand their rights more effectively and how they relate to current equality and…
Tuesday, 15 Jul, 2014

Webwatch - Playlist for Life

Playlist for Life bases its work on the premise that music is for everyone and that it can be used as a powerful tool to improve the lives of people with dementia, either in the early or advanced stages. It encourages families and other caregivers to offer people with dementia…
Lancaster University is working on a major project that will help people to live longer and healthier lives thanks to new Government funding. The £17 million investment, through the Government’s Growth Fund via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, will help create the Lancaster Health Innovation Campus. The innovation campus, which will…
The Commissioner’s report, entitled Protecting our Older People in Northern Ireland – A call for Adult Safeguarding Legislation reviews current legislation and practice in Northern Ireland in relation to abuse of older people and calls for the Northern Ireland Executive to bring forward a single piece of legislation that would…
Purpose – Financial abuse of people with dementia is of rising concern to family carers, the voluntary sector and professionals. Little is known about preventative and early response practice among community services staff. The purpose of this paper is to investigate voluntary sector staff's views of the risks of managing…
Over the last couple of years, the country’s focus on improving the standard of dementia care has intensified. Partly, I believe, as a response to David Cameron’s Dementia Challenge pledge, but also as a result of the stark reality that 800,000 people in the UK now live with the condition.…
A new report, 'How could free social care at the end of life work in practice?', written by OPM and commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Sue Ryder, has been published this week. It highlights examples of joined-up working between health and social care services,…
A carer who assaulted an elderly woman with dementia was not prosecuted because it was "not in the public interest", a former coalition minister has claimed. Richard Benyon MP said a constituent of his caught a "brutal assault" on his mother by her carer on CCTV cameras after installing them…
The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has launched the first of a two-part guidance on the recognition and management of older patients with frailty in community and outpatient settings. Called Fit for Frailty, it has been produced in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Age UK, and…
A major new study, led by The University of Manchester, is to examine Salford’s pioneering integrated care programme for older people. Salford Integrated Care Programme (SICP) is revolutionising the delivery of care with more ‘joined up’ services for older people with long-term conditions and social care needs. It includes better…
To mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ( 15 June), actress June Brown has launched a new video to encourage people to speak out on the issue. Over 500,000 older people experience abuse each year, with the majority suffering in silence. That’s the result of recent data analysis produced by…