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Care Homes to put Scores on the Doors

We’re all now used to seeing notices on the doors of take-away establishments, food shops and restaurants displaying their food hygiene rating. Now something similar is being proposed for health care establishments. Hospitals, care homes and GP surgeries could be legally required to publish their ratings to help patients make more informed choices about where(…)

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Dementia patients ‘face unfair care tax’

The dementia charities have long been campaigning against the financial burden placed  on families in having to pay for care of loved ones with dementia. Shocking new figures from the London School of Economics and Kings College London on behalf of The Alzheimer’s Society  now reveal the true scale of the problem. BBC News Health(…)

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Vote of No-Confidence in Current Care System

Published today, an independent survey commissioned by the Care and Support Alliance, reveals deep dissatisfaction from the public about the state of the current care system in England. The survey of over four and a half thousand people finds that a majority are now fearful that they will be unable to afford care for themselves(…)

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Managing Diabetes in Nursing and Care homes

Worries over the ability of care homes to meet the challenges posed by the soaring rate of diabetes among the UK’s elderly population, are highlighted this week in The Nursing Times. Current estimates indicate that over a quarter of care home residents now have diabetes, and that one care home resident with the condition is(…)

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Research into the effects of cataract eye surgery on dementia patients

New clinical trial results from the US, reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® in July, suggest that cataract surgery for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias not only improves vision but can also slow down decline in cognition. The clinical trials, currently being undertaken in Cleveland, Ohio, were set up to determine the(…)

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