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THE CARE HOMES KILLER

Other signs made it clear these septic wounds had triggered a blood infection. The slightest touch would trigger considerable pain. Jamesina's dry …

Middle-age obesity 'will lead to a surge in dementia cases'

Several hundred thousand more people in Britain may be at risk of succumbing to dementia than previously thought. That is the stark conclusion of two …

Hundreds visit Alzheimer's Society Dementia Community Roadshow

Hundreds of people visited an Alzheimer's disease charity roadshow for advice and support.<p>The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Community Roadshow stopped …

Danger in the very air we breathe every day

Families fear wood dust is to blame for their illnesses (Mark Kehoe)<p>They say they cannot be outside in summer and must keep windows shut to avoid …

Modern life causing dementia earlier, study finds

Modern life is causing people to suffer dementia earlier than ever before, a study has found, with PCs, mobile phones, chemicals and electronic devices to blame.<p>Researchers found a sharp rise in the deaths from dementia and other neurological disease in under-74s, and believe that the figures …

Editorial: Dementia sufferers deserve better

As life expectancy in Britain grows, dementia is emerging as the single biggest challenge to an overburdened health service.<p>Dementia sufferers …

Elderly patients will get personal NHS worker to coordinate health care, pledges Jeremy Hunt

Every vulnerable elderly person in England will have a personal NHS worker who will be responsible for co-ordinating all their heath and care needs, …

We have 11,000 reasons to protect the most vulnerable

THE wife of a dementia patient has handed over an 11,000-signature petition to an MP to try to bolster protection for similar vulnerable …

Conference highlights services for dementia sufferers

Dementia sufferers, their carers and healthcare professionals are invited to the Dementia and Elderly Care Conference tomorrow.<p>NHS South Reading CCG …

Government's new legislation will provide greater financial protection for people in care

The Government’s new Care Bill will ensure people are treated more compassionately and will provide greater financial protection for those who …

Dementia will be ‘massive future problem’

DEMENTIA will cause a massive problem for the local health service in the years to come, a GP has warned.<p>Dr Greg Wilcox, a key figure in the …

Technology, food additives and air pollution is causing people to develop dementia earlier than ever, says leading scientist

Technology, food additives and air pollution are causing people to develop dementia earlier than ever, says leading scientist<p>Deaths from dementia and …

Woman, 81, left to starve after immigration raid on care company

Gloria Foster, 81, a frail widow with dementia, was entirely dependent on four daily visits from carers, who fed her, helped her get out of bed and …

Care worker Fiona Salmon jailed for abuse in St Ives home

<b>A care worker who slapped and verbally abused residents at a home in Cornwall has been jailed for nine months.</b><p>Fiona Salmon, 40, of Fore Street, Camborne, was found guilty of seven charges of ill treatment or wilful neglect in March.<p>Salmon had worked at the Cornwallis Care Home in St Ives where her …

Local news from Epping - Epping Forest Guardian

Debate about GPS for people with dementia needs to be based on fact

News last week that Sussex police has become the first force in Britain to pay for GPS tracking devices for people with dementia sparked a …

News from East London and West Essex - East London and West Essex Guardian Series

The Oban Times | Argyll News - Lochaber News - Island News and Highland News

NewsNew energy tariffs for Hebrides could make savings<p>Hebridean households wanting to save on their energy bills are being offered a new range of …

Care home residents sent to A&E alone - investigation reveals

A NUMBER of care homes in the town send residents suffering from dementia to A&E alone.<p>A Warrington Guardian investigation found people with the …

GP fears over lack of dementia care on Scilly

<b>A doctor on the Isles of Scilly claims there is "not enough care" for people with dementia and "very little in the way of resources".</b><p>Dr John Garman, from St Mary's health centre, said people with dementia were reluctant to come forward for fear of having to go to the mainland.<p>More than 25% of the …