Feb 20 2017

Encouraging Someone with Dementia to Get Outdoors

"Unforgettable", who are a not for-profit business that focus on social and/or environmental outcomes, (known as a B-corporation) based in the UK have released some ideas on how to encourage someone with dementia to get outdoors, while addressing some of the concerns about the risks and practical problems they might face in doing so. Read Full story

Nov 11 2016

Alzheimer's Treatment within Reach after Successful Drug Trial

There are 850,000 people with dementia in Britain, and this figure is anticipated to reach a million within a decade. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of the condition but hopes have recently been raised that, with the development of a new drug - verubecestat - which targets a key element of the disease, an effective treatment could at last be possible. Read Full story

Oct 21 2016

The Legacy of Aberfan: 50 Years On

It is not uncommon to read in the press editorials complaining about the ‘nanny state’, unnecessary legislation and government interference. Health and safety legislation is a particular target, seen to combine with a fear of litigation to restrict people in activities that were previously considered harmless. However, whilst legislation on… Read Full story

Oct 14 2016

Elderly Care Crisis Looms

A recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) entitled Adult Social Care Market Insight, which has been based on data received from 39 major care providers, has set out a bleak assessment of the future of vital services that support millions of people, voicing alarm that the care sector as a whole is “at risk”. Read Full story

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