A private care provider based in Shropshire has become one of the first in its area to appoint a specialist Admiral nurse to support people living with dementia.
More than 1.3 million people over age 65 live across England in so-called “care deserts”, where residential care or care at home services are lacking due to a lack of beds or nursing staff, according to researchers.
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned.
Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, according to a study by researchers in Devon.
Bosses from one of the UK’s largest independent social care providers have moved to reassure staff after announcing they had called in administrators.
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A Labour government would invest millions of pounds in developing the social care workforce and keeping people with learning disabilities and autism out of hospital, the party has announced.
A specially designed mobile phone game can identify people at risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research that has been hailed a major step forward in the early detection of dementia.
Volunteer residents at a care home are taking part in a new study aimed at assessing whether exercising while seated can improve the health and wellbeing of frail older adults.
Nurses feel they have a “better understanding” of the lived experience of dementia after climbing aboard a virtual ‘dementia bus’, according to a London mental health trust.
Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to UK researchers, who have identified the mechanism behind it for the first time.